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Parent & Family Programs

calendar-icon-roundFamilies first offers free parenting classes and parent groups (with free child care!), as well as programs for parents and children together. For details and online signup, scroll down or use the interactive calendar or click here for the May-June Program Calendar (.pdf).

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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....

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.  ...

  • 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....

  • 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

    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....

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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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