Posted by Kate Weldon LeBlanc

created at: 2014-04-03It is spring (supposedly). But as I write this, strong winds are thrashing the window panes of my Massachusetts home. Though I’ve lived in New England my whole life, I have found this long and cold winter especially challenging. For the past several months, my six-year-old daughter, like many children and even some adults, has been obsessed with the movie Frozen and its Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.” It is about a princess whose magical power sets off an eternal winter, and the irony of this is not lost on me.

However, I feel that something wonderful also happened this winter. In communities all across Greater Boston, our free Center for Early Relationship Support® (CERS) parent groups continued to run each week, and parents and their babies continued to come. Of course we occasionally had to cancel for a snow day like everyone else, but in general the support groups were open and available for any family that needed them, as always. The motivation – whether to meet other parents, to leave the house, to receive guidance, or all of the above – is often more powerful than the weather.

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