Parenting can be hard... its ok to ask for help.
All families, at some point, need help.
Offer to help a friend, family, or neighbor in your community.
Ask For Help...
...when you're overwhelmed.
...when you don't know what to do.
...when you need someone to talk to.
...when things feel harder than usual.
...when you're child is struggling.
...when you can't do it yourself.
Offer To Help...
...when you see someone having a hard day.
...when you can relate.
...when you can offer support or a shoulder to lean on.
...when you have resources or expertise to share.
...when you see a family in need.
...when you have been in a similar situation and can share your experience.
Places to Ask For Help or Offer To Help
Friends & Family - Surround yourself with people that support you and that you can trust. Big or small, planned or not - its ok to ask for help from your friends and family. Set up babysitting trades, game nights, carpools, emergency pick up plans, meal prep days, whatever you need to help get through the good days or the bad.
School or Childcare - Many schools and childcare programs have access to different resources and services to help families that could use a little extra support.
Faith Community - Whether it is financial support, moral support, or something in between, many places of worship offer a variety of supports for families.
Local Family Resource Center - Family resource centers provide a safe, accessible place for families to connect with comprehensive, coordinated services that help them strengthen their families and become more self-reliant. Find one near you at www.cofamilycenters.org.
Family Support Line - Need a resource? Need someone to talk to? Not sure? Call 1-800-CHILDREN or 1-866-LASFAMILIAS.
Local Community Organization - Learn more about resources available in your community at www.211colorado.org