By Eleanor Beeslaar

Parenting young children is hard work and can present new challenges that can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate on your own. There is so much new information to learn, and it can feel like there isn’t enough time to grasp everything you feel like you need to know. It is normal to feel this way, especially as a new parent, and it is okay to ask for help when you’re not sure how to handle new, and often challenging situations with your child.

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This is a phrase that many of us have probably heard circling through the media or in parenting groups, and it carries a lot of truth to it. Having a group to support you in this new stage of life can make a world of a difference. Though most of us don’t live in villages these days, our friends, family members, and community make up a modern day village that can help support us through parenting challenges. In fact, Guilford County has it’s very own village of organizations that provide helpful information, resources, and services to parents of young children.

To help parents become more connected to the many wonderful resources throughout our community, HRI along with several other community organizations will be hosting our second annual Family Village Resource Fairs! For more information please visit the facebook event: We will also be highlighting some of the organizations that will be present at the resource fairs in our blog series leading up to the events.

We hope to see you at the Greensboro Family Village on Tuesday, April 9th 6-8pm or the High Point Family Village on Wednesday, April 10th 6-8pm. Stay tuned throughout the next week to learn more about how you can build your own village with the plethora of resources and services available to parents of young children throughout our community!