Q. What is a TAPS Group like?
TAPS Groups meet weekly for a 10-week period. Each group will have a dedicated TAPS Group Leader who will facilitate the discussion and provide local resources for group members during your 10 weeks.
Your weekly meeting includes a sharing time, a developmental activity (e.g., 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 more. Every group experience is also unique because each group chooses five topics from our list of 40+ parenting discussion topics.
Your TAPS Group Leader will 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!
We are also committed to providing an inclusive, non-judgmental atmosphere of support. Our groups have included multi-racial families, adoptive families, blended families, and non-traditional families. In addition, we have parents who have joined a TAPS Group from all over the Triangle—Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Morrisville, Durham, Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Clayton, and Raleigh.
By the end of the 10 weeks, our goal is that you will find community, receive support, and be empowered as you journey parenthood!