Benefits of a TAPS Group:
No matter where you’re coming from, the transition to parenting is difficult. The learning curve is steep and it’s hard to know when you have enough support and when to ask for more help. That's why we offer a 10 week facilitated group experience - to help you build a village of support so that when you need to ask for help, you can. TAPS Groups are nonjudgmental and supportive spaces, so that you don't have to go through this stage of life alone. Sharing life experiences through our groups offers a kind of connection that all parents crave.
Research shows that being a part of a parenting group:
increases parenting skills, knowledge, and confidence
provides emotional nourishment, guidance, access to resources, and role modeling
enhances the couple relationship
decreases parent stress and anxiety
normalizes the early parenting experience
enhances a child’s school performance.
TAPS groups help parents develop “parent wisdom,” the internal confidence that makes you the expert on your own child. This wisdom develops over time and comes from within you. It’s our goal to provide a structured, supportive, and informative environment where these strengths can grow.
Types of Groups:
We offer two types of groups -- groups for moms and groups for couples. At both types of groups, parents attend with their babies. TAPS groups are hosted in participants homes whenever possible. We believe that opening up your home helps build trust and trust builds community. If you want to join, but don’t want to host, that’s fine too! There are lots of other ways to host without having to meet in your home. Groups meet weekly for about two hours.
TAPS follows the model of peer to peer support designed by the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS). During each meeting you will shares your highs and lows for the week, play games, sing songs, and discuss a relevant parenting topic. Groups are available based on region, please choose the region that you live closest to when registering.
When to Register:
We recommend registering before baby arrives. All upcoming groups that have an assigned leader are available on our registration page.
If your baby will be older than six months when the group starts, we recommend registering for a weekend group.
We offer a choose your own fee range from $55-$155 and fee waivers are available for qualifying families.
On Demand Groups:
TAPS can create groups on demand in addition to the groups offered on our regular calendar.
Submit the interest form below and we’ll get in touch to talk about the best options for you!