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Parenting Programs

in Peterborough, NH and throughout the Eastern Monadnock Region

**All of our parenting groups are currently online via Zoom. They are all free while they are virtual.

 

Are you struggling with relating to your teen? Unsure how to become the parent you’ve always thought you could be? Our parenting groups and programs offer a collaborative and welcoming environment where you can both be heard and learn the skills you’re looking for from other parents and our expert parent educators. Depending on the program, you may meet weekly throughout the school year or it may be a single event, sometimes morphing into a weekly group.

Making Our Programs Accessible to All

In addition to our on-site parenting groups held at The River Center in Peterborough, we also hold programs in other towns of the Eastern Monadnock region such as Jaffrey and New Ipswich. We want our programs to be accessible to all. Living in the Monadnock area, we know that transportation can be a barrier to many.

Parenting Topics

Our parenting programs cover a variety of topics from setting limits with your toddlers to developing and maintaining a relationship of connection with your teens as they become emerging adults. These topics have covered a wide range including the following:

  • Parent Sharing & Support Groups
  • Teenage Development
  • Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren
  • Drug & Alcohol Prevention
  • Stress & Anxiety in Kids
  • Positive Discipline
  • Screentime Use

Some of the programs we have used and continue to offer include:

  • Effective Parenting Workshop
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
  • Guiding Good Choices
  • When Your Kids Push Your Buttons
  • Tuesday Topics
  • and more!

 

 

Current Programs

Jul
26
Mon
Baby and Me
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Toddler girl standing on a balance board supported by mom

 

**This group is intended only for parents/caregivers in the Monadnock area of NH**

**You will be contacted by the group facilitator before the meeting to let you know of the meeting place**

Build your parent tribe! Build your parenting community!

Share the joys and challenges of pregnancy into parenthood with other new parents and their babies…or bellies! This group is designed for parents-to-be in their 3rd trimester to parents and caregivers with children up to 24 months of age in the Monadnock area of New Hampshire.

Facilitated by Mackenzie Nichols, our group discussions will help answer questions you may have on the challenges of the third trimester, fears of what’s to come, feeding, crying, sleeping, play, developmental milestones, and parenting concerns. There will also be monthly guest speakers on topics such as nutrition, lactation, and infant massage.

Peer counseling, support, and friendship will be fostered and encouraged!

The group meets in-person (with social distancing!) and location varies from week to week. Meeting details will be sent to you by the group facilitator, Mackenzie Nichols, after registering.

 

Jul
29
Thu
See the ABLE not the LABEL
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

**Meets every other Thursday**

It takes a village to raise a child. Especially if your child has different needs than others. See the ABLE not the LABEL seeks to help parents in the Monadnock region create a village around these awesome kiddos. Together, we will form a peer connection and social support network of individuals working through similar challenges to help each other find and access community supports, advice, advocacy and maybe even a little levity.

Facilitated by Mandy Carter, mother of 2 children with special needs, and Jillian Mercier, mother of 5 children with special needs. This group meet once monthly for 90 minutes via Zoom on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Contact Mandy at acarter@rivercenter.us or call us at (603) 924-6800 for more info.

Aug
2
Mon
Baby and Me
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Toddler girl standing on a balance board supported by mom

 

**This group is intended only for parents/caregivers in the Monadnock area of NH**

**You will be contacted by the group facilitator before the meeting to let you know of the meeting place**

Build your parent tribe! Build your parenting community!

Share the joys and challenges of pregnancy into parenthood with other new parents and their babies…or bellies! This group is designed for parents-to-be in their 3rd trimester to parents and caregivers with children up to 24 months of age in the Monadnock area of New Hampshire.

Facilitated by Mackenzie Nichols, our group discussions will help answer questions you may have on the challenges of the third trimester, fears of what’s to come, feeding, crying, sleeping, play, developmental milestones, and parenting concerns. There will also be monthly guest speakers on topics such as nutrition, lactation, and infant massage.

Peer counseling, support, and friendship will be fostered and encouraged!

The group meets in-person (with social distancing!) and location varies from week to week. Meeting details will be sent to you by the group facilitator, Mackenzie Nichols, after registering.

 

Aug
9
Mon
Baby and Me
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Toddler girl standing on a balance board supported by mom

 

**This group is intended only for parents/caregivers in the Monadnock area of NH**

**You will be contacted by the group facilitator before the meeting to let you know of the meeting place**

Build your parent tribe! Build your parenting community!

Share the joys and challenges of pregnancy into parenthood with other new parents and their babies…or bellies! This group is designed for parents-to-be in their 3rd trimester to parents and caregivers with children up to 24 months of age in the Monadnock area of New Hampshire.

Facilitated by Mackenzie Nichols, our group discussions will help answer questions you may have on the challenges of the third trimester, fears of what’s to come, feeding, crying, sleeping, play, developmental milestones, and parenting concerns. There will also be monthly guest speakers on topics such as nutrition, lactation, and infant massage.

Peer counseling, support, and friendship will be fostered and encouraged!

The group meets in-person (with social distancing!) and location varies from week to week. Meeting details will be sent to you by the group facilitator, Mackenzie Nichols, after registering.

 

Aug
12
Thu
See the ABLE not the LABEL
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

**Meets every other Thursday**

It takes a village to raise a child. Especially if your child has different needs than others. See the ABLE not the LABEL seeks to help parents in the Monadnock region create a village around these awesome kiddos. Together, we will form a peer connection and social support network of individuals working through similar challenges to help each other find and access community supports, advice, advocacy and maybe even a little levity.

Facilitated by Mandy Carter, mother of 2 children with special needs, and Jillian Mercier, mother of 5 children with special needs. This group meet once monthly for 90 minutes via Zoom on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Contact Mandy at acarter@rivercenter.us or call us at (603) 924-6800 for more info.

Aug
14
Sat
Kinship Coffee
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


**Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month**

The Kinship Coffee is a monthly support group for relative caregivers raising non-biological children. This space aims to give grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other caregivers a place to share support, achievements, and general help and information. Parenting a second time around can be hard. No one needs to do it alone.

Contact Mandy at (603) 924-6800 or acarter@rivercenter.us

Register here

 

Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 2017 Not-For-Profit of the Year Winner

Designated by the New Hampshire Wellness and Primary Prevention Council as a Family Resource Center of Quality

Th Monadnock United Way     SaveYourRefund Champion of the Year      New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

 

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MON – THU
9:00am – 2:00pm
FRI - SUN
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