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Parent Education

AN>Baby Care for Pre-Adoptive First-Time Parents, Jan. 5, 9am – 1pm, Adoption Community of New England, 45 Lyman St, #2 South Terrace, Westborough. Learn the basics of baby care with hands-on practice using lifelike dolls. Fee: $65. 508-366-6812; www.adoptioncommunityofne.org.


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AN>The Inclusive Classroom and Positive Behavioral Supports, Jan. 7, 7-8:30pm, Applied Behavioral Associates LLC, 661 Franklin St., Framingham. Debbie Flusser presents information, followed by a discussion. Fee: $35; $45/couple. 508-879-4161; www.aba4kids.org.


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AN>Coaching Group for Parents of Children with ADD/ADHD and Mood Disorders, Jan. 7, 7-8:30pm, Med Spa New England, 2 Main St., Plymouth. Learn strategies that have been successfully used in the classroom and at home with ADHD/Bipolar children. FREE. Pre-registration required. 774-208-3488; www.magnificentchild.com.


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Healthy Eating for Picky Kids, Jan. 8, 6:30-8:30pm, Advanced Health & Wellness, Jefferson Office Park, Rte. 114, 790 Turnpike St., North Andover. North Shore Holistic Moms Network Chapter meeting and potluck. Bring a healthy recipe or dish that your kids love to eat. FREE. 978-475-1833; Lauren@organicgreenmommy.com.


 




CPR Certification, Jan. 12, 9am to noon, Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St., Kingston. Learn CPR and become certified. Pre-registration required. Fee: $40. 781-582-1440; www.healthednewengland.com.


 


Financial Planning for Your Family, Jan. 12, 10am to noon, Adoption Community of New England, 45 Lyman St, #2 South Terrace, Westborough. Discuss planning for college education, retirement, protection and estate, as well as the cost of raising a child and pre-adoption expenses. Fee: $15. 508-366-6812; www.adoptioncommunityofne.org.


 


Magnificent Child: Bringing Out a Child’s Best Through Positive Guidance, Jan. 12, 10am – 5pm, Med Spa New England, 2 Main St., Plymouth. Learn to truly see a child’s strengths by examining various approaches to discipline, strategies for guiding children and a concrete approach to conflict resolution. Learn how to avoid power struggles and to discipline children in a manner that builds confidence and self-esteem. The techniques taught work well with children who have ADD/ADHD or mood disorders. Fee: $99 (includes materials and refreshments). 774-208-3488; www.MagnificentChild.com.


 


Insights and Tools for Parenting With Less Stress, Jan. 12, 2-4pm, Parents Forum, 99 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge. Workshop is titled “How to Tell Somebody Something They’d Rather Not Hear.” Pre-registration required. Fee: $20. 617-864-3801


 




A Look at Adoption, Jan. 12, 2-5:30pm, Adoption Community of New England, 45 Lyman St, #2 South Terrace, Westborough. Seminar on the adoption process, choosing an agency, types of adoptions available, what to expect in the home study process, the language of adoption and more. Fee: $25. 508-366-6812; www.adoptioncommunityofne.org.


 


Getting Back on Track: Re-Connecting and Re-Discovering Family after the Holidays, Jan. 16, 7-8pm, NRC Family Network, Jefferson School, 93 George St., Rockland. Join other parents for an hour of learning and sharing (and dessert) led by Early Intervention specialist and Family Network parent Danielle Grow. Registration required. Free for families in network. 781-681-9736.


 


Raising Cain: Exploring Underachievement in Boys, Jan. 16, 7:30-9pm, Greater Lawrence Technical School, 57 River Road, Andover. Michael Thompson, Ph.D., discusses the growing gap between girl and boy academic achievement and offers some solutions for the classroom. A Parent to Parent program. FREE. 978-258-8890; www.andoverp2p.com.


 


Domestic Infant Adoption, Jan. 23, 7-9pm, Adoption Community of New England, 45 Lyman St, #2 South Terrace, Westborough. Discuss the legal, procedural, and clinical aspects of domestic infant adoption. Fee: $15. 508-366-6812; www.adoptioncommunityofne.org.


 


Literature and Adoption, Jan. 26, 10am to noon, Adoption Community of New England, 45 Lyman St, #2 South Terrace, Westborough. Explore the contents of adoption literature for strengths and weaknesses, including both adult and children’s books. Fee: $15. 508-366-6812; www.adoptioncommunityofne.org.


 




Adjustment in Intercountry Adoption, Jan. 26, 1-3pm, Adoption Community of New England, 45 Lyman St, #2 South Terrace, Westborough. Learn what to look for in your child’s previous living environment, how to prepare for your child’s developmental needs, what to tell others about your child’s previous experiences, why you should gather information before your child comes home and how to prepare yourself and your extended family for your child’s arrival. Fee: $20. 508-366-6812; www.adoptioncommunityofne.org.


 


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