Parenting Support / Child Development

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PARENT CAFE

Brewing strong families on the Seacoast

FREE get together over coffee, for parents, grandparents,
and caregivers of children of all ages.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-11am, starting September 20
at 11 Sandy Point Rd, Stratham, NH

Relax and enjoy coffee and conversation about the joys and challenges of raising kids in today’s world. Share parenting strategies and ideas for strengthening your family and taking care of yourself.

Includes free childcare

Register: Call 603-518-4371 or email ferrisa@waypointnh.org



SINGLE MOM'S GROUPS & FIELD TRIPS


A safe space for single moms to connect and talk about the hard stuff, and opportunities to venture out as a group to enjoy cultural and recreational activities.

Topics will include things that matter to you. First sessions will cover self-care, getting help, dating, and overcoming big challenges.

2nd Monday/month, 6:00-7:00pm, ONLINE.
4th Saturday/month, 10am-12 noon for an Upper Valley community field trip!

Register for support group by clicking here.
Register for field trips by clicking here.

Or call Lisa, 603-298-8237 or email bozoganl@waypointnh.org




POSTPARTUM -Tea & Dumbbells & Diapers

Free group for moms and their infants (up to 9 mos old).
Join doula, Jess Kimball for an afternoon of conversation & fitness
at the Upper Valley Family Resource Center
63 Hanover St. Lebanon, NH

Third Saturday of each month, starting in June
1:30 - 2:30pm: Walking, talking, making baby food, babywearing,
tea-time & conversation, and much more!

3:00 - 4:00pm: Workout with weights. Join other moms
in health & wellness routines, all while baby is nearby.

Join any or all sessions.

Register here
or email or call Lisa at bozoganl@waypointnh.org, 603-298-8237






PARENTING JOURNEY

FREE 12-week series to learn how to meet parenting challenges and thrive

Tuesdays, Sept. 20 - Dec. 6, 6-7:30pm
Waypoint at the Richie McFarland Center
11 Sandy Point Rd. Stratham, NH

It's experiential and fun!  Clarify values and goals.  Build skills, strengths, trust, confidence, resilience, ability to nurture, and a strong support network!

Each meeting includes a family-style meal and free childcare.

For more information and to register, call Amy Ferris, 603-518-4371 or email
ferrisa@waypointnh.org




POSITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR FAMILIES

Free workshops for parents of children up to age 8

Understand your child’s challenging behavior
Gain strategies to help your child learn appropriate behavior
Support your child’s social, emotional skills.  Choose your class series:

IN-person class at 464 Chestnut St., Manchester
November 2, 3, 7, 9, 14, 16
6:00 - 8:00pm
To register, call or email Rhonda Estabrook, estabrookr@waypointnh.org, 603-722-7752

VIRTUAL class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
6:00-8:00pm

To register, call or email Rhonda Estabrook, estabrookr@waypointnh.org, 603-722-7752

VIRTUAL class Tuesdays, September 6 - October 18
3:00-4:30pm, online
To register, call or email Kristin at millettek@waypointnh.org, 603-716-8190






POSITIVE DISCIPLINE WAY

Have you ever found yourself disciplining your child and thinking there has to be a better way?  The Positive Discipline model is founded on mutual respect and teaches the use of kindness and firmness.

Positive Discipline Way is a virtual 6-session certificate class for parents of children of any age.

Meets Mondays & Wednesdays, October 10 - 26, 3:00-5:00pm.

Facilitated by Alicia Angove, angovea@waypointnh.org, 603-722-3682

To register, click here.

 


CIRCLE OF PARENTS  -  Facebook Group

A private group where you can interact with other parents, share ideas, and be a part of a supportive community 

This is a friendly, supportive environment, led by parents and other caregivers, to discuss successes and challenges of raising children.

Just click JOIN 
Contact: Missie Oglebay,
 OglebayM@waypointnh.org, or 603-518-4292