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Pinwheels is a network of families embracing their children's and teens gender creativity in a kind and loving manner. Our support group focuses on providing a monthly meeting place for parents to connect with other families by sharing information and experiences. There are two groups' a parents' discussion group and a children and teens playgroup. Monthly meetings are private to protect privacy. Meetings are only open to families that have already decided to accept and support their gender creative children and teens and only immediate family members are allowed to attend. The children's playgroup is designed to let our kids have some fun and get exposure to other gender creative kids.  Siblings are welcome to attend, and we find that the group is good support for them as well.  The playgroup in not group therapy and there are no group discussions regarding such topics as gender, feelings or bullying. Instead, kids develop regular friendships through common activities, such as board games, painting, clay modeling, etc. The parents' group is designed to let parents share their experiences of parenting gender creative children and teens.  We'll sometimes have guest speakers - therapists, gender creative adults,  school support, or camp counselors. On other occasions, we lead our own discussion on topics such as concerns about safety, frustrations about family members not "getting it," or our own second-guessing how we support our kids. Parents that are still struggling to accept and support their children's gender identity and would like to join this support group can contact us. Please email me for more information at: lorenacory@gmail.com

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  • Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:00 PM

    Pinwheels South - Flossmoor, IL

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Founded Mar 16, 2011

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Lorena Cory, Alex Wolf, Karin Lucas, Larry DeMar, Melinda Kirby
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