TAPS Parenting Groups

What is a TAPS Group like?

More than a support group; more than a play group; more than a moms group; TAPS groups connect families, build villages, and provide the peer support network that families need before a crisis happens.

TAPS groups meet weekly for ten weeks. In every group, a TAP volunteer group leader gets discussions started and provides local resources for group members during the ten weeks. Weekly gatherings include sharing time, a developmental moment including songs and games for babies, and a discussion of a relevant parenting topic. Topics may include: feeding, sleeping, emotional challenges, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, balancing work and family, and many more!

Every group is unique not only because every parent brings their uniqueness to the group but also because every group chooses 5 of their topics from out list of over 40 amazing parenting discussion topics. Leaders also encourage group members to get together outside of the group's scheduled meeting time. Many groups plan group date nights, mom's night out, birthday parties, family picnics, and many more  activities depending on their groups' desires. 

TAPS truly intends that each group will be a village - supporting each other through the ups and downs of of parenting through the years.

Joining a group is as easy as 1 - 2- 3!


Step One: Register with TAPS.

Tell us more about your family. When is baby due? What region of the Triangle do you call home? 


Step Two: Choose Your Group

TAPS Newborn Groups

WHO: Options for moms only groups and couple groups

Parents attend with their infants aged 0-16 weeks

WHEN: During the week or on the weekend;
daytime and evening options

WHERE: Hosted in group members’ homes

DURATION 10 weeks

COST: $55-155

TAPS BABY GROUPS

WHO: Options for moms only groups and couple groups

Parents attend with their babies aged 4-12 months

WHEN: Weekday and weekend options;
usually mid-morning

WHERE: Hosted at hosting sites

DURATION: 10 weeks

COST: $55-155


Step 3: Pay Your Deposit

Once you've registered with TAPS and chosen your group make sure you pay your $15 deposit to secure spot on the roster of the group you chose. 


While you Wait.

While you're waiting, be sure to follow TAPS on facebook, instagram, and twitter (@TAPS_NC) for ideas about research based parenting, fun family events, mocktails for moms events, and other ways you can connect while you wait for your group to get started.

Click Here to Sign up for the TAPS monthly newsletter! 

About a week before you group starts, your group leader will send you an introduction with information about your first meeting and then your group will start!