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May 2019

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Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, May 28 @ 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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Communicating without Arguing or Attitude

Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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

You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to! Communicating and connecting with our tweens and teens can be challenging, but this life phase has an upside too. We will explore ideas for becoming more aware and understanding of our teenagers and ourselves, and helping tweens / teens navigate their emotions and relationships.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Ages and Stages

Thursday, May 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 30, 2019

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

Understanding child development helps us develop appropriate expectations for our children’s behaviors and skills. This knowledge can also alert us to the areas where our children may need additional support. We will share a developmental screening tool for parents to use with their children. (we will follow up and score the assessments on May 30th) Facioitated by Parkie Boley and Patrice Baker.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Somersworth: Parenting Journey

Thursday, May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 27, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course with hands-on activities and guided discussions that will help you develop knowledge and skills that support you as a parent and role model. All parents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you want to change in your own parenting journey. Please note: This session is now full. To be added to the wait list, please fill out…

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June 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Grandparent Recharge Group

Monday, June 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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The first Monday each month through June 2019, from 9:30-11 a.m.
Seacoast Youth Services,
867 Lafayette Road, Seabrook

This group is held at Seacoast Youth Services in Seabrook. Are you a grandparent or a relative caring for children? If so, you are not alone. Over 10,000 children are living in grandparent and relative caregiver households in NH, and they can face a variety of challenges as they raise children the second time around. This monthly group will provide a friendly, informal opportunity for support, resources, and information for all relative caregivers and grandparents. Bring your successes, questions and…

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, June 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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

Toddler Playtime is 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. Facilitator: Parkie Boley.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Successful Sibling Relationships

Tuesday, June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

Sibling rivalry, personality clashes, different ages and needs….all of these things contribute to conflicts between siblings (and headaches for parents)! In this two-part series, we will explore strategies for understanding and managing sibling issues, and helping children develop empathy, conflict resolution, communication and problem solving skills—leading to more positive interactions with their siblings and playmates. Please make every effort to attend both sessions. Facilitated by Bob Pavlik.

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Free

Parent Recharge

Thursday, June 6 @ 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

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)

Relative Caregiver Recharge

Monday, June 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until Monday, December 9, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

This group is held at Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth. Are you a grandparent or a relative caring for children? If so, you are not alone. Over 10,000 children are living in grandparent and relative caregiver households in NH, and they can face a variety of challenges as they raise children the second time around. This monthly group will provide a friendly, informal opportunity for support, resources, and information for all relative caregivers and grandparents. Bring your successes, questions and…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

What is Mindfulness?

Thursday, June 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Can the practicing mindfulness help us stay calm as we deal with the day to day challenges of parenting? Can mindfulness improve our focus and mood? How does it increase contentment and decrease the need for control? Jacqueline Fifield will lead this workshop introducing parents to the benefits of developing a mindfulness practice for ourselves and our children.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Summer Survival Kit

Tuesday, June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Summer fun and relaxation is possible!  We will focus on local resources and ideas for playing” together, establishing healthy summer routines, and the importance self-care for parents...all with the goal of creating a satisfying summer for you and your kids. Facilitated by Peggy Me.yers

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parent Recharge

Thursday, June 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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The first and third Thursday morning 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. With Allison Dillon.

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