Adventures in Parenting: Education at Families First

January 20, 2017

You know how they say that kids don't come with a manual? That's not altogether true. Families First programs are about as "hands-on manual" as you can get. Have kids who misbehave? Don't eat? Won't go to bed, fight with their siblings, push your boundaries, hate homework, won't brush their teeth … simply breathe? Their parenting workshops put you in front of facilitators and licensed professionals specific to your area of interest who will help you instill more productive strategies in your home. For those of you who aren't familiar with this organization, Families First is a local non-profit offering Seacoast families onsite health care, wellness programs, parenting workshops, parent/child playtimes, mother support groups and so much more. Absolutely everyone is welcome. Here's a peek at the upcoming parenting programs in January and February. Every program mentioned in this article is free and includes (free!) child care. Advance signup is required for programs and child care; RSVP by calling 603-422-8208 x2. Classes are held at the Portsmouth Community Campus location. Who's In Charge (Thurs., Jan. 26, 9:30-11 a.m.): Many parents have a hard time setting limits, leaving their children adrift. Others set too many limits and find themselves in constant power struggles. This program will provide the guidelines needed to be in charge in a way that benefits your child and makes...

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