August: Stand With Families  

At Parents Anonymous®, we believe that Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength® and Stand with Families is one of the many advocacy efforts that fall under the Parents Anonymous® umbrella. The focus of Stand with Families is to offer communitywide events to support Parents, Children and Youth along their empowerment journey. Whether you’re experiencing a personal tragedy or a pandemic, we are here to help.  

Parenting is one of the most difficult and stressful, yet rewarding, responsibilities we have in life.  Asking for help is difficult but sometimes it makes good sense to reach out to your friends and family for the help you need, though occasionally, you may want to look elsewhere.  Asking for help means you care about your family.  Being a parent may not be easy but reaching out is the first step to build on your personal strength and courage. 

We are here for you to vent, cry, and dig down deep to address the underlying emotional issues that we all face at one time or another. Taking care of yourself is so important in times of uncertainty and economic pressures. When we build resilience in ourselves, we are better able to help our kids of all ages. You are not alone! Having a supportive person to listen to you and bounce ideas off is key to balancing the challenges of life and the ups and downs in our personal experiences. It is not the falling down that is hard; it is the getting up and finding the way forward for you and your family that is empowering.  

Take a moment to stand with your family or someone you care about, hug, laugh out loud, and smile. These emotional expressions have been shown to make real changes in our mental health and to support positive parenting and child development. We benefit in so many ways by releasing pressures and letting go through fun activities alone and with our children. As a result, positive changes occur in our bodies that have lasting effects on depression, anxiety and fears for parents, children, and youth. Remember Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength®, so when you need to, call, text 855-427-2736 or live chat