Thanks to everyone that came out last night to our first ever Parents of NY Teens support group ...
It was put together at the last possible minute and big thanks to Kim Maier from the Old Stone House for donating the space and to Mina for staying late to lock up.
We certainly had a wealth of ages (8-19) represented and issues to discuss and I think it was great for everyone to find out how common our issues truly are ...
Going forward, the space at the Old Stone House has been granted to us on the first Monday of the month.... Future dates are :
I'll post reminders to the board and continue to send Evites so we can keep track of RSVPs. All will be invited regardless of whether you've come before.
We discussed the possibility of hiring trained moderators on occasion as well as "experts in the field", so if you know of someone you'd like to hear from - whose information would be of interest to the Parents of Teens, let me know and I'm happy to approach them.
Additionally, the subject of breaking our group up into ages, sex, parent single/married status has come up and while we will continue to make the Old Stone House meetings general and open to all, I encourage anyone with the desire to be more specific to use the list to announce your suggestions, requests or offer to use your own space to meet.
This online group has been around since August, 2006 and we've grown to over 300 members. It's exciting for me to experience this new facet to the group.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
UPDATE -- THIS GROUP IS NO LONGER MEETING
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