Building a Network of Parents around Teenagers
What are the benefits of a Network of Parents?
How does Steld create the Network of Parents?
- Steld offers Informative Support sessions to groups of parents where we provide information and guidance on wide topics of interest, such as:
- Steld facilitates and moderates the exchanges of experiences.
- Steld meets up with parents once per month for about an hour. We’ve already started a network of Spanish-speaking parents. The group for English-speaking is in progress.
- Steld welcomes all international parents in our team. We believe that if we connect them with each other, teenagers and parents will have a supportive team to navigate this exciting, important and challenging phase of life.
This article is a result of collaborative writing with Anastasia Zacharaki
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