Parenting Education

Parenting

 

Being a parent can be one of life’s most rewarding and yet challenging experiences. Most of our staff and volunteers are parents and so we understand that every parent needs some extra help at times. We are here to support you as you take on the responsibility of caring for a new life.

Whether you have one child, several, or are expecting your first baby, there is no end to learning about parenting. The lessons are as many as the surprises parents get raising children. Our parenting appointments are 60 minutes one-on-one sessions with one of our parenting coaches who will talk with you about your questions and concerns and offer continuing support as you take care of your infant or toddler.

 

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TOPICS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Pregnancy

 
• First trimester • Second trimester
• Third trimester • Prenatal care
• Eating for two • Single parenting
• Smoking during pregnancy • Ultrasounds
• What is safe during pregnancy • Bonding with your unborn baby
• Your changing body • Looking at adoption
• Reducing the risk of SIDS • Getting ready for baby
   

Parenting

 
• Newborn care • Caring for yourself
• Car seat safety • Breastfeeding
• Labor and delivery • Interventions and Labor
• Infant care after birth • Infant massage
• Understanding your baby's cry • Bonding with your baby
• Bathing and sleeping • Parenting with respect
• Postpartum • Your healthy baby
• Ready to learn • The Happiest Baby on the Block
• The first years last forever • The parent – child relationship
• Safe from the start • Quality child care
• Talk, play, music and reading • Emergency First Aid
• Emergency First Aid illness • Food for growth
• Your baby’s development • Preventing sexual abuse
• Shaken baby syndrome • Your baby can sleep
• Discipline: teaching limits with love • Breastfeeding: returning to work
• Toilet training