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May 2017
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Toddler Playtime

Monday, May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Monday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Monday morning, for children ages 1 to 2 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

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Family Fun Night

Monday, May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on Monday nights
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Monday is Family Fun Night! Join us to enjoy a family-style dinner and family-friendly activities, without the stress of making it happen. A fun, relaxing evening out for families who are experiencing stress. With Allison Dillon.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, May 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like! With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

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Babytime

Tuesday, May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning. Babytime is an educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers. Expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you require child care for older siblings, please sign up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Helping Siblings Get Along

Tuesday, May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday evenings May 2 & 9
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

In this two-week class, parents will learn the surprising causes of sibling rivalry, when to intervene and when not to, and techniques for handling kids' feelings and behaviors. These strategies can be used for handling issues between playmates as well as siblings. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik, M.Ed.  

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Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, May 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning, for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting and a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Seabrook Parent Support Group

Wednesday, May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Seabrook Elementary School,
256 Walton Road, Seabrook
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At Seabrook Elementary School Wednesday evenings. Based on the Loving Solutions curriculum, group topics include parenting through challenging behavior, parental influence, encouraging positive behavior and choices and redirecting negative behaviors, improving school performance, and setting up successful routines. Incentives for regular attendance! With Rachel Kradin, MSW.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

ADD/ADHD Parent Support Group (full)

Wednesday, May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wednesday evenings, Apr. 5 through May 10
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Signup for this class is closed. If you are interested in being contacted for the next time we run it, please let us know by selecting “Add me to waitlist” below or  calling 603-422-8208. When raising a child with ADD/ADHD, having a support network and learning about parenting strategies and community resources is vital. This six-week group (April 5-May 10) will provide a place for parents to connect with one another, share valuable tips and techniques, and learn how to…

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Exeter Family Morning Out

Thursday, May 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every Thursday morning except holidays
Exeter Parks & Rec,
32 Court Street, Exeter

Held each Thursday morning (except July 6), for children ages birth to six, with their parents or other caregivers. Children explore age-appropriate crafts and other activities, have positive play with peers and adults, and enjoy songs, stories and snack. With Patricia Keck.

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Parent Recharge

Thursday, May 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday morning of each month. Need some time to relax with other grownups? Want your kids to be socializing while you do? Kick back, get involved in relaxing activities, and recharge your parenting battery. Child care and refreshments included. Facilitated by Allison Dillon.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Stress Reduction Class (full)

Thursday, May 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Every Thursday from March 9 - May 11 - except April 27.
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Signup for this class is closed. If you are interested in being contacted for the next time we run it, please let us know by selecting "Add me to waitlist" below or  calling 603-422-8208. Is stress affecting your health? Come learn how to change unhealthy reactions to healthier responses at Families First's 9-week Stress Reduction class (March 9 - May 11). Questions? call 603-422-8208 press 1. The classes will be led by Jill Capobianco, a graduate of the UMass Center for…

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Caregiver Group

Thursday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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