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!

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

Age Range: 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 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 2 - Parenting & Infancy Class: Wednesdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 1, 2017 11:00 am

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Brigid Burke Dates: November 1st – December 20th (6 weeks) – No classes November 22nd and December 6th Time: Wednesdays, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, (more…)

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Other New Parent Programming

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Fall 2017 TLC Singalong with EMILY! - October 21 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 21, 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. With familiar tunes and some originals, visuals for the little ones and instruments to play, (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 1 - Music & Movement with JEFF JAM The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 26, 2017 3:30 pm

Age Range: Infant – 5 years & Caregiver Instructor: Jeff Jam Dates: September 21st – October 26th (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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TLC FREE Book Club for Parents from Pregnancy - Adolescence: 2017 - 2018
  • October 29, 2017 7:00 pm

If you love to read and are looking to meet other parents in our community, please join us for the monthly TLC FREE Parents Book Club. Our group meets once a month on Sundays from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Conley’s Pub at 164 Belmont Street, Watertown (Conley’s Pub is across the street directly from The (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - Parenting & Infancy Class: Wednesdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 1, 2017 11:00 am

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Brigid Burke Dates: November 1st – December 20th (6 weeks) – No classes November 22nd and December 6th Time: Wednesdays, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM TLC New Parenting and Infancy Classes include: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, (more…)

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Fall 2017 Session 2 - Music & Movement with JEFF JAM The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 2, 2017 4:00 pm

Age Range: Infant – 5 years & Caregiver Instructor: Jeff Jam Dates: November 2nd – December 14th (6 weeks – no class November 23rd) Time: Thursdays, 4:00 – 4:45 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 (more…)

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

Age Range: 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 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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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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Supporting Sibling Relationships - 2017-2018 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Whether you are preparing for a second child or already a parent of more than one, this workshop on Supporting TLC Sibling Relationships is for you! Sibling rivalry is unavoidable, but the good news is there are proven, evidence-based solutions parents can implement to make an enormous difference in sibling relationships. Participants will learn simple (more…)

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Fall 2017 FREE Monthly Breastfeeding Support Group - Thursdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 16, 2017 12:15 pm

You’ve heard it all before – breastfeeding is normal! Breastfeeding is natural! Breastfeeding is nature’s most perfect food! It’s all true. But breastfeeding also has its challenges. And the most effective way to ensure you meet your breastfeeding goals is through support from other experienced breastfeeding mothers. Please join us for a *FREE* breastfeeding support (more…)

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Fall 2017 FREE TLC Singalongs with JEFF JAM The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 16, 2017 4:30 pm

Come sing and dance with Jeff Jam on Thursday afternoons after nap time and/or after preschool at The Loved Child! As many of you already know, Jeff is a friendly and goofy guy who sings and performs songs for children. Children of all ages with a caregiver are most welcome! Due to Jeff Jam’s popularity and (more…)

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Car Seat Safety | Parent Workshop
  • November 28, 2017 6:00 pm

Did you know that up to 95% of car seats are misused? The Loved Child is dedicated to keeping your children safe so we’re bringing in a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician for a 2-hour workshop where you’ll learn about:       Crash dynamics Choosing the right car seat Car seat stages and transitions (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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