Parent Enrichment Programs

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Baby Time

Mothers and babies (new born to pre-crawlers) are invited for a safe, non-judgmental time to meet other mothers and share experiences whether this is your first baby or not. No need to sign up, just come join us! This group will meet in the CAFE house.

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Availability

Tuesday mornings
June and July (incl. 7/2)
9:30a-10:30a

Location

CAFE House
28 S. Evergreen Street
Memphis, TN 38104


 

Book Club

All parents are invited to join a parenting book club, and you don’t even have to read the book. We will discuss “12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind” adapted from The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. A certain level of commitment is necessary.

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Availability

Wednesday evenings
June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17
6p-7:30p

Location

CAFE House
28 S. Evergreen Street
Memphis, TN 38104


 

Counseling

Parent Enrichment Place offers individual and couples counseling for parents of children at any age. CAFE recognizes that parenting is one of the most important, and sometimes difficult jobs you have. As adults, we can struggle to contain our emotions and impulses, or it seems too hard to cheer ourselves up after a disappointment. Sometimes we forget to think before acting. All of these abilities, or lack thereof, have to do with our self-regulation, which is essential for our emotional maturity, social connections and raising children. Luckily, even as adults, our brains still have the ability to grow and change in positive ways. And that’s where counseling can help.

Individuals and/or couples may choose to seek counseling services for help with parenting challenges, personal hardships in their own life experiences, co-parenting issues, effective communication, and many others. How do you decide if couples counseling is for you? Typically in couples counseling, the relationship become the primary focus, so if there is an issue that you and your partner want to tackle together, couples counseling may be for you. A degree of commitment is necessary.

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Availability

On the sign-up below, let us know when you can talk, and we will work with your schedule.
Sessions are 1 hour and last a minimum of 6-8 weeks.

Location

CAFE House
28 S. Evergreen Street
Memphis, TN 38104


 

Father's Support Group

Dads, do you wonder when you can feed your toddler meat or how to compliment your teen daughter without making her feel weird? Come join a support group just for you that provides an opportunity to socialize, learn, and support each other as you navigate fatherhood. No need to sign up.

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Availability

Friday mornings in August
8:30a-9:30a
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location

CAFE House
28 S. Evergreen Street
Memphis, TN 38104


 

Mother's Support Group

The mother’s support group will be guided by Brenè Brown’s Gifts of Imperfect Parenting. The group will begin by listening to a short clip of her audiobook, followed by a time of meaningful discussion. Childcare options will depend on participants’ interest. A certain level of commitment is necessary.

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Availability

Thursday mornings: June & July
10a-11:30a
June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25

Location

CAFE House
28 S. Evergreen Street
Memphis, TN 38104


 

Parents' Night Out

While parents enjoy a night out, let us entertain your children with a fun kids’ night in! Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us for a night of fun, food, and entertainment.

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Availability

June 7, June 21, July 19, August 16

6p-9p

The Early Enrichment Center at Idlewild
1750 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

$25 per child

Clicking here will take you to the EEC website registration page.

Clicking here will take you to the EEC website registration page.

Summer Camp for Mothers

Come make meaningful connections with other women by telling your story and healing through creativity. Each week will be different, so you can come to one or all three. This group will meet in the CAFE house. Materials are limited, so please contact us by Tuesday of that week to reserve your spot each week. Cost is $10 per session. Please bring cash at the time of each program.

Need childcare for your 5-12 year old? Parents’ Night Out costs $25 per child from 6p-9p these same nights. You will be given a chance to register for that at the end of your sign up for this program.

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Availability

3rd Friday evening: June - August
6p-7:30p
June 21, July 19, August 16

Location

CAFE House
28 S. Evergreen Street
Memphis, TN 38104


 

Yoga for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Yoga is not only beneficial for our physical health, but also for our mental and emotional wellbeing. Participating in a regular yoga practice has been shown to not only decrease blood pressure and promote weight loss, but also to increase self-esteem, energy levels, and combat the effects of day-to-day stress. Take an hour out of your busy day to breathe and let go with CAFE at Idlewild. You deserve it!

Class will be led by Caroline Schratz, MS, NCC.

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Availability

Mondays
beginning June 3
12p

Location

CAFE House
28 S. Evergreen Street
Memphis, TN 38104