Parent Support Group

MaineStay offers a free monthly parent support group during the school year on the second Wednesday of each month from 3:30-5 PM at South Elementary School (1535 Everett in Des Plaines). This group has concluded for the summer and we will next meet on September 11, 2019. This group is open to all parents or guardians of pre-K to 5th grade students who live in Maine Township or who have a child attending any Maine Township school. Join us and learn new practical skills you can use right away!

The group is facilitated by Richard Lyon, MA, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-II, an independent Love and Logic® trainer with 13 years of experience working with parents. Group discussion is structured around principles from Parenting the Love and Logic Way . The group helps parents learn new skills, strengthen family relationships, and share knowledge and experience with other parents.

Topics will be tailored to the interests of those in attendance and include positive parenting strategies, effective discipline, enhancing the parent-child relationship, communication, tantrums, eating and bedtime difficulties, self-esteem, and peer relationships.  Ample time will be allowed for questions as we explore answers to common parenting concerns.

Refreshments will be served and childcare is provided free of charge.

For more information or to sign up please contact Richard Lyon at or 847-297-2510 x261.

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