Parenting Support Groups

The 14th Street Y is rich with resources for parents of young children.

Our discussion groups are open to all parents, regardless of where your child may be enrolled. Topics cover a range of parenting concerns, from fostering empathy and setting limits to gender identity and work-life balance.


Parenting Your Preschooler
For parents of children 2 1/2 – 5 years

This weekly discussion group, led by Nancy Weinrib, LMSW, provides participants with an opportunity to talk together about the challenges of raising young children in today’s fast-paced world. Topics will focus on the issues most relevant to parents of 2 1/2 − 5 year-olds, and will include helping your child adjust to the new demands of preschool or Pre-K, building peer relationships, fostering empathy and resilience, setting limits effectively, as well as gender identity, death, siblings, nutrition, sleep, cognitive and language development, school readiness, work/ life balance, and other parenting concerns. Open to all parents regardless of what program or school your child currently attends.

For more information and to register, please contact Jane Kornbluh at or 646.395.4337.


Parenting Your Child with Special Needs
Birth – 5 years

Join our monthly discussion group for parents of young children with developmental and/or medical challenges. The combined experience of facilitators and group members will offer strategies, resources and mutual support for managing the issues facing you. This group will meet one evening a month.

Led by Nancy Weinrib, LMSW

For more information and to register, please contact Jane Kornbluh at or 646.395.4337.

School Age and Up

Does your child have developmental challenges? This monthly support group, designed specifically for people like you, brings your experience and the facilitator’s expertise together to create a helpful educational and emotional resource.

Led by Hedi Levine, MS Ed.

For more information please contact Dana Federbush at 646.395.4336 or