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South Philly Parents Resource Center to open collaborative community space at 1234 S. Broad St.

South Philly Parents Resource Center (SPPRC), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families within the community, is ready to open a physical location for their services.

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Photo of the location from a previous real estate listing.

The organization has settled on a first-floor location at 1234 S. Broad St. as a space for playgroups, parenting classes, youth activities and more. They are now in the process of applying for zoning variances for the location.

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School Talk: Why a South Philly Parents Resource Center?

Editor’s Note: Welcome to School Talk, a monthly guest column looking at education and parenting issues in South Philly. If you have concerns, ideas or other thoughts about the state of schools and ways to keep improving them, email us at punk@passyunkpost.com. Today, we have Rachel Howe of the South Philly Parents Resource Center.

Adorable photo provided of new moms play group sponsored by SPPRC

Adorable photo provided of new moms play group sponsored by SPPRC

So there’s a new theory that preparing your child to do well in school (and in life) has little to do with playing Mozart to your fetus in the womb or drilling her on baby flashcards. This “grit” or “resilience” theory (check out Paul Tough’s new book or Angela Duckworth’s research) is about teaching kids- even babies – to deal with stress and failure, so that they’re confident enough to keep taking risks and eventually learn to fix their own mistakes. But it’s awfully hard to support your kids through those hard situations, let alone approach really useful risks, when you’re stressed out from work, parenting, and life in general.

That’s where the South Philly Parents Resource Center comes in.

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