Many of the parents and caregivers who come to Creating Together have shared with the staff and students how much they appreciate a place to go and be with other adults while also caring for the young ones.
It may not come as a surprise that social support plays an important role for all of us in managing stress. This is particularly true for mothers and caregivers, who are often isolated with their child/children and have less opportunities to build and maintain trusting, supportive relationships. While time and obligations of life tempt us to spend less time with friends and family, research has found that the more parents and caregivers surround themselves and their child/children with loving social support, the healthier and happier the child will grow up to be.
This is why Creating Together has begun to implement “Adult Activity” sessions a couple of times a month. The sessions are designed to get parents and caregivers out to meet one another, talk, and create together. These sessions create a natural bridge for staff and parents / caregivers to mingle as well, so those with questions or any need for additional support or information can easily and informally access it.
Last month’s activity was making a fabric quilt. Our next “Adult Activity” is coming up December 6th, and the focus will be on creating a Hanukkah Craft. So come on out and meet some other parents and caregivers, and enjoy some adult company while creating together! We hope you can make it!