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December 2018

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Full: Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, Dec 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m.,
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

NOTE: This session is full.  Please fill add yourself to the wait list to be notified the next time the group is offered. What Is Sober Parenting Journey? Sober Parenting Journey is a 14 week session group (2 hours weekly) specifically designed for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Dec 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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Closed for the Holidays

Monday, Dec 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018

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

No Family Center Programs this week

Wednesday, Dec 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Friday, Dec 28, 2018

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

Happy holidays. See you in the New Year.

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No Family Center Programs today

Monday, Dec 31
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Happy holidays. See you in the New Year.

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January 2019

Closed New Year’s Day

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth
Free

Parent Recharge

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 @ 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)

Grandparent Recharge Group

Monday, Jan 7, 2019 @ 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

Are you a grandparent providing care for your grandchildren? If so, you are not alone. Over 10,000 children are living in grandparent-headed households in NH. This monthly group will provide resources, information and support for grandparents. Child care is provided with advance sign-up and transportation assistance is available. Facilitated by Sarah Jones and Patrice Baker

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 @ 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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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Raising Your Spirited Child

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Understanding a child's temperament can help us accept and appreciate our children, and choose more effective strategies for communication and discipline. Once we are aware of the existing temperamental differences, we can predict reactions, reinforce children’s strengths and plan for success. You will leave this workshop with greater insights into your child’s temperament…and your own! Facilitated by Patrice Baker, M.Ed.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Class: Play

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

How (and Why) To Play With Your Kids~ Play is essential for a child’s healthy development and sense of well-being (It is important for adults too!). Play builds basic skills like problem solving, memory, reasoning and language – it strengthens both muscles and minds. This workshop will offer new ideas for spending “playful” time with your children—both indoors and outside. Parents will explore strategies for creating safe, supportive play environments for their children and themselves.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

“Connected” Kids

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

"Connected" Kids: The Technology Dilemma ~ Media and digital devices are an unavoidable part of our world today, and there are benefits and downsides  for kids and families. This workshop will explore ideas for making technology a positive addition to a child’s life and family culture. Topics will include: developing a family media use plan, setting healthy limits and boundaries, promoting smart  digital citizenship, and the importance of role modeling and co-engaging with kids and technology.  Facilitated by Dr. Carrie…

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