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October 2017
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Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Oct 24 @ 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, Oct 24 @ 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)

Keeping Your Cool: Anger Help for Everyday Parenting

Tuesday, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday evenings October 24 - November 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Learn ways to reduce and handle anger so you can be the parent you want to be.  ~ Week 1: What happens in our brains when we become angry, with Pete Fifield, LCMHC ~ Week 2: Identify and understand your personal triggers; how anger works; how kids "push our buttons"; and strategies for you and your kids, with Bob Pavlik, MEd.  ~ Week 3: Turn angry reactions into helpful responses with stress reduction for parents, with Jill Capobianco ~  

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Oct 25 @ 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)

Guided ADD/ADHD Parent Support Group (Portsmouth)

Wednesday, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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Wednesday evenings, September 13 - October 25
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Note: The start date for this group has been delayed by one week.  This group will now begin on September 20, and end on November 1. When raising a child with ADD/ADHD, having a support network and learning about parenting strategies and community resources is vital. This seven-week group (September 20-November 1) will provide a place for parents to connect with one another, share valuable tips and techniques, and learn how to help their child succeed in school and at…

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Exeter Family Morning Out

Thursday, Oct 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Exeter Parks & Rec,
32 Court Street, Exeter

Held each Thursday morning (except Aug. 31, Nov 23, Dec. 28), 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. Facilitator: Patricia Keck.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Discipline Tips

Thursday, Oct 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Thursday October 12 & 26, 9:30-11 a.m.
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This class will help you to come up with realistic expectations for your child, and create successful rules in your home.  The next class week we'll tackle consequences when rules are not followed.  With Parkie Boley

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Your Challenging Teen

Thursday, Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thursdays 6-7:30, 8/24, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for parents of teens (ages 12-21) who are struggling with emotional or behavioral problems. Topics covered will be anger-management and mindfulness, limit-setting, substance use, bullying, social media use, trauma, co-parenting, teen brain development and how best to communicate with your teen. This parenting education and support group will provide parents with an opportunity to be with others in the same situation. Facilitated by Mandy Lancaster, MSW. The group is set to run for 7 weeks, is limited…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Oct 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting and have a chance to connect with other parents. With Parkie Boley.

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Epping Family Morning Out

Friday, Oct 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Friday mornings
Epping SAU Building,
213 Main Street, Epping

For children ages birth to six, with parents or other caregivers. Children will explore age-appropriate crafts and other activities, have positive play with peers and adults, enjoy songs, stories, snack and first friendships. With Patricia Keck.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Oct 30 @ 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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Free

Family Fun Night

Monday, Oct 30 @ 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. October 16th: Homemade Slime ~ October 23rd: Fun with Fall Crafts ~ October 30th: Halloween Fun (Feel free to come in costume!)    

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