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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

Sep
28
Mon
Moms & More
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Moms & More @ The River Center

**This group is intended only for parents 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 (in person or via Zoom)**

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 either online via Zoom or in-person (with social distancing!) and varies from week to week. Meeting details will be sent to you by the group facilitator, Mackenzie Nichols, after registering.

Sep
29
Tue
Parenting Your Teens – Online
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Parenting Your Teens - Online @ The River Center

Discuss the joys and challenges of parenting your 15 year olds and older with other parents, guided by parent educator, Bonnie Harris. You are not alone

Program is full. Email us to get on the waitlist.

This program is free.

Oct
1
Thu
Community Conversations: Special Education Concerns and Your Child (Online)
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Want information and resources about supporting your Monadnock area student receiving special education services? Join us!

About this Event

Are you feeling uneasy about how to support your child’s special education needs this year? This school year will be unlike any we have had before.

Join The River Center, Monadnock Developmental Services and the Parent Information Center of NH for an online question, answer and conversation forum to help and support you in supporting and advocating for your Monadnock area student.

**This program is open to all, but special focus is given to resources available for Monadnock area residents

Oct
5
Mon
Moms & More
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Moms & More @ The River Center

**This group is intended only for parents 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 (in person or via Zoom)**

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 either online via Zoom or in-person (with social distancing!) and varies from week to week. Meeting details will be sent to you by the group facilitator, Mackenzie Nichols, after registering.

Oct
6
Tue
Parenting Your Teens – Online
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Parenting Your Teens - Online @ The River Center

Discuss the joys and challenges of parenting your 15 year olds and older with other parents, guided by parent educator, Bonnie Harris. You are not alone

Program is full. Email us to get on the waitlist.

This program is free.

Oct
7
Wed
Parenting Tweens (Online)
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This is a support and learning group for parents of children going through the developmental shift between the tween years and the teen years. This is a critically important time for parents who also must allow a developmental shift in themselves. Parents must grow with their children and shift their expectations in order to meet the new needs and demands of the teen years.

This group meets bi-weekly via Zoom and is free while virtual. Bonnie Harris is the parent educator leading the program.

The group is for Monadnock area families with children ages 10-14 years old, Out-of-state participants should email info@rivercenter.us for more information.

Register only for the first date you will attend.

 

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

 

OPENING HOURS

MON – THU
9:00am – 2:00pm
FRI - SUN
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