-People who repeatedly injure themselves are using self-injury as an emotional regulation strategy. “Emotional regulation strategy” is just our professional way of saying that kids self-injure in order to try to feel BETTER. Many parents worry that kids who cut themselves are suicidal

Why do Kids Self-injure themselves?

As a parent, you worry about your teen. How do you know if your teen is stressed out in school? Is he/she using drugs? Is he/she being bullied? Are they sexually active?

You’ve got questions that you don’t know how to ask your teen. We’ve Got Answers.

Parent Conversation Circles are a safe place to connect with others and strengthen our Naperville Area Community to enjoy the benefits of shared parenting. You'll engage with ParentsMatterToo resources and gain confidence in knowing where to turn for parenting answers.

Conversation Circles

Upcoming Events

ParentsMatterToo is dedicated to building a network of connected parents and caregivers by providing educational parenting resources, conversation circles and speaker events. Our goal is to empower parents with expert knowledge to challenge our children’s choices about social issues, drugs and alcohol to ultimately strengthen the fabric of our families and community in a non-judgmental environment.

We believe in empowering influential parents and resilient kids. Our program offers:

1-     Interactive Website.  Parents can Ask an Expert’ anonymous questions, receive answers from local professionals and find links to the most trusted national experts.

2-    Conversation Circles. Small groups guided by volunteer facilitators are held throughout the community covering a broad range of  parenting topics. Parents have the opportunity to connect with each other, share life experiences and discuss parenting challenges in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.

3-    Speaker Events. Current speaker events featuring local and national  parenting experts on a wide range of parenting topics.

 

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