Support and tips for helping parents and children in need


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PSP Presents: Ask the Experts

PSP is helping get out the latest COVID 19 information to people with our Ask The Expert series. These are Q & A sessions with our members, posted to Youtube. See below for our videos thus far. 


Resources for Cancer Warriors

From support groups and organizations to websites dedicated to coping with cancer, here are resources to be a warrior, as recommended by Park Slope Parents members!

NOTE: We also have a wonderfully supportive Illness/Cancer Warriors group on Park Slope Parents. If you're not a member yet, JOIN HERE. If you are already a member, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....


What To Do With The Nanny When The Family Gets Sick

What do you do with your nanny when the whole family gets sick? Here, PSP members share how they handled it.

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Helping Others Through Tough Times

It really sucks when a friend is going through something incredibly challenging like an illness, miscarriage/still born, or the death of a family member. You want to help but don't know how. Here are suggestions from Park Slope Parents about ways to help others.


Helping a friend with postpartum depression: "How can I be a good friend?"

A PSP parent asked their group what they can do to help a friend with postpartum depression. Also known as PPD or postnatal depression, postpartum depression is a condition a parent may suffer from following childbirth. There is no single cause but it often results from a combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to parenthood and fatigue.

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What to Bring a Friend with Bed Rest

A PSP member writes: “looking for ideas on what to bring to someone on bedrest (in this case at a hospital, but it could be any bedrest). If you were on bedrest, what were good things that folks brought you?”

image: The Invalid by Louis Lang, in the Brooklyn Museum

Support Groups for Coping with Cancer

In this section you will find local organizations offering support groups & meetings to help cope with the emotionality of cancer. If you know of any more to add to the list, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Resources to talk to a child or teen about cancer

Looking for advice on how to talk with children about a friend or loved one diagnosed with Cancer?  In this article you will find tips, guides, and books on how to handle this complex and emotional topic.

How a child's class can help a student sick with cancer

Tips for how a sick child's classroom can  helping and supporting a child who is in and out of the hospital with cancer

Resources For a Traumatic Birth Experience

No two birth experiences are alike and a mother's transition from labor and delivery to new motherhood can be vastly different. For some , moving out of a traumatic birth experience (TBE) can take a long time to happen. Some have been physically injured by the birth of their baby, and postpartum care doesn't always address these health issues. Others are impacted by anxiety, anger and disappointment around their birth as well as full blown


Help, Resources, and Advice for Stressed Out Parents, Post Partum Depression (PPD), and PMADs

Are you feeling stressed out and feeling alone? Do you find yourself wondering if you could have post partum depression (PPD) or a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD)? Here are a list of warning signs from the Post Partum Depression Center, as well as links to personal experiences and stories from local parents about how they deal with feelings of stress and depression.