Connect With Parents to Strengthen Your Family
Together, parents can come up with the solutions to our problems and resolve difficult family issues — and build deep, useful friendships along the way. You can start connecting with other parents to strengthen your family now:
Love Is Not Enough Parent Cafés are conversations with other parents about what it takes to keep our own families strong. They take place in early childhood centers and other friendly environments, and they're a safe place to talk about the “hard stuff." Trained parents lead the discussion as we explore questions that really matter—about taking care of yourself, raising strong children, and building strong relationships with your children.
The Love Is Not Enough discussion board is a place to post and read about important topics for ourselves and our families. Look up a thread on a parenting challenge you're facing, or share a success story to inspire and help others.
Watch and hear Illinois parent leaders and others talk about how they strengthen families—click the button to browse our FamCam video gallery! To share your family-strengthening video with others, contact us.
Join the Love Is Not Enough Love Facebook group and invite your friends to get connected.
Be a Parent Leader
Getting involved in Parent Cafés is a great way to make a difference for your family and others across Illinois. Parent Cafés can help parents in your community:
Understand their families' challenges
Gain confidence in their own knowledge and wisdom
Find out what supports are available
To get involved in promoting, planning, or leading Parent Cafés, contact us