Kamalat äidit

Tammikuusta 2018 lähtien yhteys: Riitta Räntilään (riitta.rantila@ywca.fi, 050 588 6832) ja Maarit Peltoniemeen (maarit.peltoniemi@co.inet.fi, 040 751 4480).



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Wonderful, Terrible mother!

The advent of puberty makes emotions roar both for the youth and the parent. Sometimes the mother considers herself to be terrible, sometimes the teen thinks her mother is absolutely horrible. Terrible Mothers (Kamalat äidit®) project provides peer support and the sharing of experiences for mothers of adolescent children. Terrible Mothers peer groups are coordinated by YWCA of Finland.

Terrible Mothers - peer support for mothers

Terrible Moms (Kamalat äidit®) is an initiative offering peer support for mothers whose children are going through puberty. The main focus is on mother support groups that are about dealing with themes related to parenthood and the life of women, giving information about puberty, and encouraging mothers to share their thoughts with other women. Peer support and discussions can bring about empowerment and new mental resources to everyday life.

Horrible Mothers operates nationwide. It is coordinated by YWCA of Finland and funded by Finland's Slot Machine Association.

Horrible Mothers was developed by the Oulu local association of YWCA of Finland and it is a registered trademark. Support group operations have been successfully running since 2005.

Horrible Mothers is implemented by setting up support groups around the country. The groups are established together with volunteers and various partners. The peer counselors receive training and they can attend nationwide meetings organized regularly. There are also further training opportunities available for them. In addition, they have the Horrible Mothers counselor's guidebook and other material to help them run the groups.

Kamalat äidit – Terrible Moms Sauna Evening/Saunailta

“Tervetuloa rentoutumaan hyvässä seurassa Hotelli Helkan ullakkosaunaan

/You are welcome to come and relax in good company at Hotel Helka penthouse sauna!

Thursday 8 Dec at 5 – 7 pm/Torstaina 8.12.2016  klo 17.00 - 19.00

Tule sellaisena kuin olet, jätä teinit kotiin!/Come as you are, leave your teenagers at home.

Mietitään yhdessä miten parhaiten pidämme itsestämme huolta/Let’s think together what we need to take care of ourselves!

Omat pyyhkeet mukaan, Kamalat äidit tarjoaa glögiä ja naposteltavaa/Bring your own towel, Kamalat äidit will offer glögi and snacks.

Ilmoittaudu 5.12. mennessä/Please enroll by 5 Dec: terrible.moms@gmail.com

A NEW GROUP STARTS! Please sing up today!

Terrible Moms - Peer Support for Teens Mothers

Peer support group starts on Thursday October 27 at 5 pm to 6.30 pm (Hotel Helka, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki).

Group is free of charge and we offer some snack. Group facilitators are Aime Accorsi and Riikka Koola.

In this group you have the opportunity to share your thoughts and concerns about everyday life, child’s schooling and family life in a confidential atmosphere. Discussions will strengthen good parenting and mothers can share knowledge about teenagers and how is to be teens mother. Every group is its own kind and special, and mothers bring their own questions, concerns and delights to the group.

Warm welcome! Ask more and sign up terrible.moms@gmail.com