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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
27
Mon
Baby and Me
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mom and Dad kissing baby on their head

Baby and Me is a fun and social support group for Moms, Dads, parents-to-be in their 3rd trimester, grandparent and other caregivers with their infants and babies up to 24months.

Come to play, socialize, share stories and learn from one another. This group is facilitated by family support specialist Mackenzie Nichols and meets every Monday throughout the year.

Email Mackenzie for more info or call us at (603) 924-6800

Oct
4
Mon
Baby and Me
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Mom and Dad kissing baby on their head

Baby and Me is a fun and social support group for Moms, Dads, parents-to-be in their 3rd trimester, grandparent and other caregivers with their infants and babies up to 24months.

Come to play, socialize, share stories and learn from one another. This group is facilitated by family support specialist Mackenzie Nichols and meets every Monday throughout the year.

Email Mackenzie for more info or call us at (603) 924-6800

Oct
5
Tue
When Your Kids Push Your Buttons
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
This program is FULL. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, contact us by email or by phone (603) 924-6800.
 
You know what it’s like: Your child says or does that thing and you see red. You yell at your kids and later hate yourself for it. You nag over and over and nothing changes. That one kid especially just gets to you. Then – Chances are you are getting your buttons pushed.
 
In this class you will discover:
• What your buttons are
• Where they come from (hint: it’s not your kids)
• Why your children push them
• What you can do to control them, regain your authority, your sanity, and even your children’s cooperation and respect.
 
Based on Bonnie Harris’s acclaimed book, When Your Kids Push Your Buttons: And What You Can Do About It. This will be Bonnie’s last time teaching this course with The River Center. Don’t miss it!
 
 
 
Your Pregnancy
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come and join the conversation as we discuss pregnancy and all that comes with it! Each week we will focus on a topic and dive in to learn more. We will work to answer questions and help you feel comfortable and confident as you approach delivery day.

This group is suitable for both first time and repeat parents. We welcome all family make ups:  adoptive parents, surrogates, single parents, same sex couples and heterosexual couples. Learn about the birthing process, post-natal care, expectation, family and balancing it all.

We will meet every other Tuesday starting on September 21 at 6 pm – 7:30 pm.

Email the group facilitator for more info.

Oct
6
Wed
See the ABLE not the LABEL
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mom, Dad, Boy and Girl smiling and looking into the camera

**Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month**

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, advise, 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.

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

Oct
7
Thu
Parenting Your Teens with Bonnie Harris (All New!)
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Do you have a teenager between the ages of 12 and 17? Are you frustrated with trying to get their attention, interpreting grunts, or being met with “attitude” when you try to help?

Discuss the joys and challenges of parenting your teens (12-17 year olds) with other parents in this ALL NEW group, guided by parent educator, Bonnie Harris. You are not alone!

Thursdays, bi-weekly. 12:00 pm-1:30 pm. For more information, contact us by email or call (603) 924-6800.

 

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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9:00am – 2:00pm
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