Parent & Family Programs

 

Looking for support, information and inspiration as a parent, grandparent, relative caregiver or foster parent? You, and your children, are warmly welcome at all our programs. Most programs are free and include free child care (with advance signup).  Contact Patrice by email or at 603-422-8209 for help creating a Parent Education Plan to meet your individual needs, or read on for program listings in your choice of formats. We also offer home visiting and a monthly Family Focus e-newsletter.

PARENTING CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Playgroups

Parenting Journey

CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

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  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Jan 27 @ 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. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does...

  • Babytime

    Tuesday, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
    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...

  • Focus on Discipline: Share the Power

    Tuesday, Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Power struggles between kids and parents are common, and they happen at all ages from toddlers to teens. Learn how offering choices and “sharing the power” can decrease conflict and control issues in your family. With Parkie Boley....

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Jan 29 @ 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. (Does not meet during the...

  • Sober Parenting Journey

    Wednesday, Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Sober Parenting Journey is a 14-week group, 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 action. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify strengths...

  • Mistakes, Failure and the “Growth Mindset”

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

    What lessons did you learn as a child about making mistakes? How do you handle failure in your family? Having a “growth mindset” means we believe change is possible with effort and persistence. Developing this attitude contributes to better outcomes for our kids in school, in relationships and in life! We will what you can...

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Jan 30 @ 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, 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. Will not meet on February 27 or April 30....

  • Parenting Journey (Somersworth) (FULL!)

    Thursday, Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, happening 12 times

    Goodwin Community Health
    311 Route 108, Somersworth

    This class is FULL. Please click the green “add me to wait list” link below, and/or click here to learn about the next Parenting Journey series, being offered in Spring 2020 in Portsmouth. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course with hands-on activities and guided discussions that will help you develop knowledge and skills that support...

  • Somersworth Family Morning Out

    Friday, Jan 31 @ 9:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

    Goodwin Community Health
    311 Route 108, Somersworth

    Held each Friday morning at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, this group is 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, snacks and story time. Facilitated by Kristin and Johanna....

  • Epping Family Morning Out

    Friday, Jan 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Most 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.  This group meets most Friday mornings during the school year (not 1/17 or 2/28)....