Join us for our fall New Parenting classes!

 

Class Description

The Loved Child’s New Parenting Classes provide a warm and supportive group experience in which participants (mothers and fathers) can rely on expert guidance, evidence-based information, shared parenting moments, sympathy, and humor to help develop increased comfort and confidence in parenting.  Infants don’t come with instruction manuals, and there is no single “right” way to parent. Instead, new parents need to be encouraged to trust their instincts and to be sensitive to and respectful of each infant’s individual temperament style and unique needs. These classes provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, confidential space for parents to ask all of their questions, express any fears, and discuss the challenges (and delights!) that come with the addition of a child to the family.

Each class offers every parent a chance to check in with the ups and downs of the previous week, to learn about the phases of infant development (fine & gross motor skills, language, attachment, and others), to examine practical baby-care skills, and even to practice infant massage.  Parents will support one another as they explore different strategies for coping with the challenges of feeding their baby (and themselves!); sleep; changes in personal relationships and family dynamics; employment; and child care; all with due emphasis on self-care and maintaining a healthy perspective.

As with all of TLC’s classes, every family will receive the semester’s TLC Book on the first day, to be enjoyed at home and shared weekly in class. Progressively we will incorporate and rehearse gentle activity songs and rhymes that the babies all come to anticipate and enjoy! These new songs are easily taken home and shared with all caregivers, reinforcing the invaluable lesson that repetition is a major facet of infant learning.

While there is an agenda and suggested curriculum (e.g. a dedicated TLC Parent Topic and TLC Developmental Focus) for each class, there is also ample opportunity to raise the most pressing topics or to steer the conversation in any direction the group wishes. Families will receive the weekly TLC Newsletter before each class highlighting that week’s Parent Topic, Developmental Focus, and Take Home Idea. We actively encourage parents and babies to meet up outside of class and facilitate this with suggestions for places to go. We hope these classes will form the foundation for a wonderful, ongoing support system for all participants – and perhaps a venue in which to make lifelong friends!

Session 1 classes:

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Event Venue Date Description Ages
Fall 2017 - Becoming A Dad & Infancy Class - Saturdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 9, 2017 9:00 am

Age range:  Newborn – crawling (~9 months) Instructor: John Carr Dates: September 9th & 23rd, October 14th & 28th, November 4th & 18th, December 2nd & 16th (Every other week – 8 weeks total) Time: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM You’ve been promoted to one of the most important jobs you will ever do (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - Second-time Parent & Infancy Class: Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 11, 2017 12:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: September 11th – October 23rd (6 weeks, no class October 9th) Time: Mondays, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - TLC Parenting & Infancy I: Wednesdays @ Stork Ready Stork Ready Childbirth Early Education: North Reading
  • September 13, 2017 10:00 am

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: Brigid Burke Dates: September 13th – October 18th (6 weeks) Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Location: Stork Ready Childbirth Education, North Reading TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - TLC Parenting & Infancy II: Wednesdays @ Stork Ready Stork Ready Childbirth Early Education: North Reading
  • September 13, 2017 11:45 am

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: Brigid Burke Dates: September 13th – October 18th (6 weeks) Time: Wednesdays, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Stork Ready Childbirth Education, North Reading TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - TLC Parenting & Infancy I Class: Thursdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: HeHe Stewart Dates: September 14th – October 19th (6 weeks) Time: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum EQUALLY supports the (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - TLC Parenting & Infancy II Class: Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: HeHe Stewart Dates: September 18th – October 30th (6 weeks – no class October 9th) Time: Mondays, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and (more…)

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Session 2 classes:

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - TLC Parenting & Infancy II Class: Thursdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 2, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: HeHe Stewart Dates: November 2nd – December 14th (6 weeks – no class November 23rd) Time: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and (more…)

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Fall 2017 - Becoming A Dad & Infancy Class - Saturdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 9, 2017 9:00 am

Age range:  Newborn – crawling (~9 months) Instructor: John Carr Dates: September 9th & 23rd, October 14th & 28th, November 4th & 18th, December 2nd & 16th (Every other week – 8 weeks total) Time: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM You’ve been promoted to one of the most important jobs you will ever do (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - Second-time Parent & Infancy Class: Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 6, 2017 12:30 pm

Age Range: 2nd/3rd-time parent with infant newborn – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: November 6 – December 11 (6 weeks) Time: Mondays, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Second-Time Parent & Infant Class includes: TLC Second-Time Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - TLC Parenting & Infancy I Class: Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 6, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: HeHe Stewart Dates: November 6 – December 11 (6 weeks) Time: Mondays, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum EQUALLY supports the (more…)

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Other New Parent Programming

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Summer 2017 Music & Movement Classes with JEFF JAM The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • August 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Come sing, dance, clap, stomp, shake, wiggle, laugh and jump with Jeff Jam at The Loved Child after nap time! Children (0-5 years), with a caregiver, will enjoy playing a variety of percussion instruments such as shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, tambourines and jingle bells. And, as current research in child development has shown, as you and your child learn (more…)

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Baby Print Salt Marsh Pottery Event at The Loved Child The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • August 27, 2017 9:00 am

We do those wonderfully soft pastel baby hands and feet ceramic tiles you may have seen displayed in your friends homes. We know a fair amount about babies and never tire of them!  The pottery has been running for 47 years making floral and sea-life pieces.  About 25 years ago we were asked to try (more…)

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TLC Monthly FREE Book Club: For Parents from Pregnancy through Adolescence | August 27th The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • August 27, 2017 7:00 pm

If you love to read and are looking to meet other parents in the area please join us for our monthly book club. We meet at The Loved Child (TLC Parenting Center) on the last Sunday of every month at 7 pm. For our August meeting, we will be reading: Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid “In (more…)

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Fall 2017 FREE TLC Singalong with EMILY! - September 6 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 6, 2017 10:00 am

Join Parents’ Choice Award winning singer/songwriter, Emily Hall, for this singalong musical adventure. Having just moved here from NYC, where she is a beloved children’s entertainer and Broadway performer, Emily is excited to start classes here in the Boston area. This is a FREE event with Music With Emily. With familiar tunes and some originals, (more…)

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Acupuncture & Doula Support: Workshop for Expecting Parents The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 7, 2017 6:30 pm

Are you an expectant parent?  Have you thought about having an unmedicated, natural birth? If so, this workshop is for you! Labor and delivery can be a long process, but with the help of a doula and acupuncturist, your labor and birth can be drastically shorter as well as increasingly more comfortable. Did you know (more…)

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Fall 2017 - Becoming A Dad & Infancy Class - Saturdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 9, 2017 9:00 am

Age range:  Newborn – crawling (~9 months) Instructor: John Carr Dates: September 9th & 23rd, October 14th & 28th, November 4th & 18th, December 2nd & 16th (Every other week – 8 weeks total) Time: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM You’ve been promoted to one of the most important jobs you will ever do (more…)

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Fall 2017 Play & Parenting Class for INFANT & BABY MULTIPLES - Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 11, 2017 11:00 am

Age range: Multiples, Newborn – Walking (~11-12 months) Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: September 11th, 2017 – January 8th, 2018 (14 weeks – no class October 9th, November 20th, December 25th) Time: Mondays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Click here for a description of our play & parenting classes. NOTES: If registering for two children, please make (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - Second-time Parent & Infancy Class: Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 11, 2017 12:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: September 11th – October 23rd (6 weeks, no class October 9th) Time: Mondays, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - TLC Parenting & Infancy I: Wednesdays @ Stork Ready Stork Ready Childbirth Early Education: North Reading
  • September 13, 2017 10:00 am

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: Brigid Burke Dates: September 13th – October 18th (6 weeks) Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Location: Stork Ready Childbirth Education, North Reading TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - Music Class with Emily for BABIES - Wednesdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 13, 2017 10:00 am

Age range: 3 months – Walking Instructor: Emily Hall Dates: September 13th, 2017 – October 18th, 2017 (6 weeks) Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Emily Hall, broadway performer and children’s music educator, will be bringing the top rated music program, Music For Children, to the Boston area. Through dance, reading music through movement, (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - TLC Parenting & Infancy II: Wednesdays @ Stork Ready Stork Ready Childbirth Early Education: North Reading
  • September 13, 2017 11:45 am

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: Brigid Burke Dates: September 13th – October 18th (6 weeks) Time: Wednesdays, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Stork Ready Childbirth Education, North Reading TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - Music & Movement with JEFF JAM The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 14, 2017 3:30 pm

Age Range: Infant – 5 years & Caregiver Instructor: Jeff Jam Dates: September 14th – October 19th (6 weeks) Time: Thursdays, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Come sing, dance, clap, stomp, shake, wiggle, laugh and jump with Jeff Jam at The Loved Child after nap time! Children (0-5 years), with a caregiver, will enjoy playing a variety of percussion (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - TLC Parenting & Infancy I Class: Thursdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: HeHe Stewart Dates: September 14th – October 19th (6 weeks) Time: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum EQUALLY supports the (more…)

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Fall 2017 Play & Parenting Class for SIBLINGS - Fridays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 15, 2017 11:00 am

Age range:  0 – 5 years Instructor: Jennifer Gillette Dates: September 15th, 2017 – January 12th, 2018 (16 weeks – no classes November 24th, December 29th) Time: Fridays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Click here for a description of our play & parenting classes. NOTES: Siblings under 6 months of age are free and do not (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - TLC Parenting & Infancy II Class: Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: HeHe Stewart Dates: September 18th – October 30th (6 weeks – no class October 9th) Time: Mondays, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - Music Class with Emily for BABIES - Wednesdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 1, 2017 10:00 am

Age range: 3 months – Walking Instructor: Emily Hall Dates: November 1st – December 13th, 2017 (6 weeks – no class November 22nd) Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Emily Hall, broadway performer and children’s music educator, will be bringing the top rated music program, Music For Children, to the Boston area. Through dance, (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - Music & Movement with JEFF JAM The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 2, 2017 3:30 pm

Age Range: Infant – 5 years & Caregiver Instructor: Jeff Jam Dates: November 2nd – December 14th (6 weeks – no class November 23rd) Time: Thursdays, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Come sing, dance, clap, stomp, shake, wiggle, laugh and jump with Jeff Jam at The Loved Child after nap time! Children (0-5 years), with a caregiver, will enjoy (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - TLC Parenting & Infancy II Class: Thursdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 2, 2017 6:00 pm

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: HeHe Stewart Dates: November 2nd – December 14th (6 weeks – no class November 23rd) Time: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - Second-time Parent & Infancy Class: Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 6, 2017 12:30 pm

Age Range: 2nd/3rd-time parent with infant newborn – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: November 6 – December 11 (6 weeks) Time: Mondays, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Second-Time Parent & Infant Class includes: TLC Second-Time Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - TLC Parenting & Infancy I Class: Mondays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 6, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: HeHe Stewart Dates: November 6 – December 11 (6 weeks) Time: Mondays, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum EQUALLY supports the (more…)

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Baby Print Salt Marsh Pottery Event at The Loved Child The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 12, 2017 9:00 am

We do those wonderfully soft pastel baby hands and feet ceramic tiles you may have seen displayed in your friends homes. We know a fair amount about babies and never tire of them!  The pottery has been running for 47 years making floral and sea-life pieces.  About 25 years ago we were asked to try (more…)

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Individual Parent Consultations
  • December 31, 2017 11:00 am

Before registering here, please fill out the form at https://thelovedchild.net/consultations/ so that we can arrange a date and time.   (more…)

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