How to get started in your mother's group?
A mother's group is a group of four to six mothers from the local area who have given birth within the same period. When we put together your mother's group, we take into consideration your child's age and, to the extent possible, where you live. Of course, it is entirely voluntary whether you want to participate in the mother's group.
To make the most of your mother's group, it's a good idea to align each other's expectations for the group. It's also always a good idea to give space to everyone and let everyone have a chance to speak so that each of you has the opportunity to tell your story.
It can also be significant that as a group, you agree to be discreet, so everyone can feel confident that what is shared within the group stays within the group.
It can also be a good idea to agree on the duration of meetings, what you will serve, whether each of you brings something each time, and how you handle things like smoking, pets, siblings, and cancellations.
How to get started in your father's group?
A father's group is a group of four to six fathers. In principle, the group will consist of fathers who have had a child within the same period and live in the local area.
It's a good idea that from the start of the father's group, you have a discussion about your expectations. Do you meet at each other's homes? Do you want to do something active together, or should it be a combination? Activities could include swimming, cooking, father/child gymnastics, or other activities that you can come up with.
It's also important to make agreements that what is shared within the group stays within the group.