There is something magical about bringing home a newborn. That sweet smell, how they can snuggle in your arms forever, and the way they look into your eyes because you are their whole world. But, caring for a newborn can also be isolating, confusing, and even frustrating.
Benefits of a TAPS Group:
At TAPS, we know that each child and each family is different and that there are lots of different "right ways" to parent your children. That's why we offer a 10 week facilitated group; a nonjudgmental and supportive space, so that 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 nothing else can. It's magical. It's empowering. It's an opportunity that Triangle Area Parenting Support brings to the Triangle Metro Area.
Types of Groups:
We offer two types of TAPS Newborn groups -- groups for moms and groups for couples. At both types of groups, parents attend with their infant aged 0-16 weeks. TAPS Newborn groups are hosted in participants homes. We believe that opening up your home helps build trust and trust builds community. 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 coordinated based on region of the Triangle to ensure that group members live as close to each other as possible!
When to Register:
We recommend registering before baby arrives. You can see our calendar of upcoming groups on our events page.
If your baby will be older than four months when the group starts, we recommend registering for a TAPS Babies Group instead.
A nonrefundable registration deposit of $15 holds your place on the roster of the group of your choice.
We offer a choose your own fee range from $55-$155 and fee waivers are available for qualifying families.