Parent & Family Programs

        

Families first offers free parenting classes and parent groups (with free child care!), as well as programs for parents and children together. Grandparent Recharge is a new group held on the first Monday of each month in Seabrook. For details and online signup, scroll down to see the next events or click on the calendar icon above to see the whole month.  For a PDF of the current Program Calendar, click in the Helpful Links section on the right.

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  • Toddler Playtime

    Monday, Feb 18 @ 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, Feb 18 @ 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 and friends. Planned Activities: ~ Jan. 7th: Family Game Night ~ Jan. 14th: Make your own Snow Slime ~...

  • Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

    Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 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, Feb 19 @ 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...

  • Keeping Your Cool

    Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Keeping Your Cool: Anger Help for Everyday Parenting will help you find ways to reduce and handle anger so you can be the parent you want to be. February 5: This session will focus on understanding how anger works and the ways it can impact our health, lives and relationships. We will identify common personal...

  • Terrific Twos Playtime

    Wednesday, Feb 20 @ 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....

  • Sober Parenting Journey

    Wednesday, Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    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...

  • Co-Parenting Support Group

    Wednesday, Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

    Families First Health & Support Center
    100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

    Rebecca Buell Lavoie, CFM from Olive Branch Mediation leads a guided support group for parents looking for support around co-parenting.  The group will cover these topics: * information about how parental conflict impacts children * how to choose children over conflict * communication protocols and tools for successful co-parenting including Nonviolent Communication principles * tools...

  • Exeter Family Morning Out

    Thursday, Feb 21 @ 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....

  • Parent Recharge

    Thursday, Feb 21 @ 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....