Issues with temper tantrums, technology battles, and keeping your cool? Check upcoming Parenting Workshops at Families First.

You know how they say that kids don’t come with a manual? That’s not altogether true.

Families First programs are about as “hands-on manual” as you can get. Have kids who throw temper tantrums? Are too connected with technology? Require extra help in school, or need strategies to face challenges? Their parenting workshops put you in front of facilitators and licensed professionals specific to your area of interest who will help you instill more productive strategies in your home.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this organization, Families First is a local non-profit offering Seacoast families onsite health care, wellness programs, parenting workshops, parent/child playtimes, mother support groups and so much more. Absolutely everyone is welcome.

Here’s a peek at the upcoming parenting programs on Tuesdays at 6pm in January and February. Every program mentioned in this article is free and includes (free!) child care. Advance signup is required for programs and child care; RSVP by calling 603-422-8208 x2. Classes are held at the Portsmouth Community Campus location.

Raising Your Spirited Child
Understanding temperaments and reinforcing strengths
January 8, 2019

“Connected” Kids: The Technology Dilemma
With Dr. Carrie Chiasson, of Portsmouth Neuro-psychology
January 15, 2019

Building a Positive School-Home Partnership
With Peter Sweet, Principal of Seacoast Charter School
January 22, 2019

IEP: Putting It All Together
How to organize, manage and monitor progress
January 29, 2019

Keeping Your Cool
Anger help for everyday parenting
February 5, 12 & 19, 2019

Raising Resilient Kids
Helping kids bounce back from adversity and face challenges
February 26, 2019

Also, be sure to check out their ongoing playgroups, support sessions and family activities like Toddler Playtime (ages 1-2), Babytime (prenatal to 1 year), Family Morning Out (in Epping and Exeter), Family Fun Night (includes dinner!), Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group and Parent Recharge, just to name a few. Visit for more info.

Families First
100 Campus Drive, Community Campus, Portsmouth, NH
(603) 422-8208

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