Eleven chapters of a group known as “Parents Anonymous” have sprung uparound the state. Sue Renfrow, the group’s Iowa program director, says somemembers have trouble controlling their tempers. Others just need somesupport as they stress-out over juggling kids and work.Renfrow says the group carries the name “Anonymous” so parents who’ve beeninvestigated by the state feel comfortable.Renfrow says there’s a wide range of parents participating.Renfrow says most chapters have a “twin bill” so kids have something to dowhile the parents sit and talk.There are five “Parents Anonymous” chapters in Des Moines, two in Fort Dodgeand one each in Ottumwa, Perry, Winterset and Indianola. Renfrow says theirgoal is to expand the program statewide.
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