What we're about
Strictest Parents on the Planet - SPOPs for short
Has your teen accused you of this? Do you worry it is true?
We are a group of parents whose sweet little babes have morphed into self-centered, accusatory teens. And we are tired of feeling alone – because we aren’t alone after all!!
Are your incredibly smart teen’s grades in the tank and you worry you’ve done something wrong? Us too.
Do you worry the dating boundaries you have made are unreasonable? Us too.
Have you restricted phone or internet use only to be accused of being worse than history's worst dictators? Us too.
Do you look around at the other parents around you, convinced they have it all together while you don’t? Us too.
Do you ever find yourself second-guessing yourself and worrying your parenting decisions will somehow ruin your teen’s future? Us too.
Come join some like-fearing parents for some sharing and a bit of common commiserating. Twice a month we will do a bit of fun and a bit of talking on a specific topic. We meet in the afternoons (come and go from 4pm to about 8pm) on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. We will also try some other activities - Shakespeare in the Park in the Summer and we are thinking of bowling the Fall.
No pretenses. No bragging. No judging.
Honest sharing. Empathetic listening. Lots of laughing.
Because we believe if you love your teen, being the Strictest Parents on the Planet is a good thing. Come join the club. Literally.
Frequency: regularly on the 2nd and 4th Sundays 4-8pm, Come & Go
also special events like Shakespeare in the Park and Concerts
Cost: $1 in a jar each time to support this listing. Order/pay for own food/drinks
Location: TBD - right now its Ringside on Burnside's Happy Hour, on the 2nd Sunday and Clyde Commons Happy Hour on the 4th Sunday - both of those are downtown. Events like Karaoke, Bowling, etc will be listed as they are scheduled.