Join us for our summer 2018 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!

Parenting & Infancy Classes

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Summer 2018 Session 2 TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Tuesdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • July 10, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: July 10th – August 14th (6 weeks) Time: Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:15 PM Cost: $25/class     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum EQUALLY (more…)

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Other Programming

Below are other events open to infants and/or their caregivers.

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Summer 2018 FREE TLC Singalongs with JEFF JAM The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • June 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Come sing and dance with Jeff Jam on Wednesday 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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Summer 2018 Music & Movement with Jeff Jam - Thursdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • June 21, 2018 4:00 pm

Age range: 0-5 years Instructor: Jeff Jam Dates: June 7th – August 23rd, 2018 (10 weeks – no class July 5th, July 26th) Time: Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Cost: Three options available.  $22/class for 6 weeks.  $20/class for 8 weeks.  $18/class for 10 weeks.  If you select the 6 or 8-week option, you are welcome to (more…)

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Summer 2018 Play & Parenting Class for SIBLINGS - Fridays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • June 22, 2018 11:00 am

Age range: 0 – 5 years Instructor: Jennifer Gillette Dates: June 22nd – August 31st, 2018 (10 weeks – no class July 6th) Time: Fridays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cost: Three options available.  $25/class for 6 weeks.  $22/class for 8 weeks.  $20/class for 10 weeks.  If you select the 6 or 8-week option, you are (more…)

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Winter/Spring 2018 - TLC FREE Book Club for Parents from Pregnancy - Adolescence
  • June 24, 2018 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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*DEMO* Zumbini Class June 2018 | Movement, Music, & Fun The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • June 27, 2018 10:00 am

Age range: 0 – 4 years with a caregiver Instructor: Sheri Park Date: Wednesday, June 27th, 10:00 – 11:00 Cost: $10/child (Will be applied to the cost of the 6-week summer series in July/August if you choose to register) Please join us for a demo class of TLC’s newest class – Zumbini!  Zumbini®  is a fun, engaging, (more…)

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Summer 2018: Supporting Sibling Relationships with TLC: Parent Workshop The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • July 9, 2018 7:00 pm

Sibling rivalry is unavoidable and inevitable but the good news is there are proven and evidence-based solutions parents can implement to make an enormous difference in sibling relationships. Participants will learn simple and concrete strategies for minimizing conflicts and suggestions how to foster loving and life-long relationships between siblings. This workshop is appropriate for families (more…)

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Summer 2018 Session 2 TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Tuesdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • July 10, 2018 4:00 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: July 10th – August 14th (6 weeks) Time: Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:15 PM Cost: $25/class     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum EQUALLY (more…)

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*NEW* Zumbini Classes Summer 2018 | Movement, Music, & Fun The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • July 11, 2018 10:00 am

Age range: 0 – 4 years with a caregiver Instructor: Sheri Park Dates: July 11th – August 15th (6 weeks) Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Cost: $20/class | $35 family package fee | 1/2 price for siblings | siblings under 6 months FREE Zumbini®  is a fun, engaging, educational, and effective music and movement program (more…)

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Family & Friends CPR: TLC Parent Workshop - Summer 2018 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • July 12, 2018 6:00 pm

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students (more…)

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Welcoming the New Baby with TLC: Preparing for the Baby Sibling - July 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • July 21, 2018 9:30 am

Preparing the family for a new baby can be simultaneously joyful and stressful.  This TLC 2-part series is geared toward both the expectant parents and siblings (2.9 years and older). At the 1-hour family workshop, we will explore what the addition of a new baby means for everyone in the family through books, a variety (more…)

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Peaceful Parenting: A simple, effective, and relationship-building parenting approach - August 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • August 21, 2018 7:00 pm

Today’s parents are inundated with often conflicting advice for how to change, “fix”, and control their children’s behavior. Many parents of young children are confused and overwhelmed by the myriad strategies for effective discipline, including time-outs, time-ins, counting to three, ignoring bad behavior, using star charts to reward good behavior, and guiding behavior through the (more…)

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Baby Print Salt Marsh Pottery Event at The Loved Child - 2018 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 16, 2018 10:15 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, 2018 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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Birthday Party The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • December 31, 2018 11:00 am

It’s a birthday party!

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