Thursday, April 22, 2010

Starting a mum's support group

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By Dr Bill Maier

Starting a support group isn’t as hard as you might think. Chances are you’ll find other mothers who will be thrilled to be a part of it.

Begin by getting a commitment from two or three other mums, then set a meeting to work out the details. Decide what kind of group you want. Will it be an open or closed group? If it’s closed, how many mums do you want to invite? How often will you want to meet — weekly or biweekly? Pick a time that works for most mums — usually mornings. You can even pick a focus or theme for the group. Some mums’ groups like to just meet and visit over coffee or tea, while others like to plan activities — even just a simple walk.

Don’t forget to nominate a group coordinator; someone to plan trips and assign snacks and food. Then get the word out and you’re on your way.

From TODAY, Voices - Wednesday, 21-April-2010
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