LAFC NEWS RELEASE
Due to low registration numbers, the parenting support group “Parenting with Self-Compassion” which was set to start on August 27 has been restructured thanks to community feedback and will now start on Sept. 10.
The program has been shortened to run for 6 weeks, ending on Oct. 15. Meetings will be held on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the First-Born Program Offices in Los Alamos. All parents with children between the ages of 0 to 3years of age are welcome to participate in this free program. Interested persons need to register by Sept. 8. Families will be able to choose the topics of interest during the first session. Registration will be capped at 10 families on a first come, first served basis.
The goal of the group is to provide parents a space in which to share their parenting challenges and strategies in a supportive environment, while developing and discovering additional supports within the community. Attendees will be expected to actively participate in conversations about the proposed topic of the day through sharing of their questions and personal experiences. Families should plan to attend all of the sessions.
- Birthing/Adoption Experience
- Parent’s Experiences and Feelings Around Developmental Milestones and Delays
- Parent’s Choices, Beliefs, Challenges and Successes Around Feeding Baby
- Parent’s Values and Expectations Around Child-Powered Play
- What is good sleep for parents and baby?
- Good Enough Parenting: Screen time, junk foods and other guilty pleasures
- Is it Stress, Anxiety, Depression or PPD?
- Conflict & Power Struggles
- Social Media vs Real Life
- Parenting Values & Styles
- Setting Realistic Expectations and Routines
- Self-Compassion & Connection
About the First Born Program of Los Alamos:
The First Born Program of Los Alamos is a free and voluntary home visiting program for all first time families in Los Alamos. The program is relationship‐centered and curriculum‐based. Families who participate receive support, information about pregnancy, early childhood development, health, nutrition and safety and learn fun activities to help build brain development and learning. Through weekly home visits, families identify personal goals, recognize challenges and opportunities for growth and build a healthy, loving, playful relationship with their child. For more information, visit www.firstbornla.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Los Alamos Family Council:
Los Alamos Family Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote social and emotional well-being through education, prevention, and counseling. Los Alamos Family Council offers mental health services, including therapy and psychiatry, at our Counseling Center. Los Alamos Family Council also operates the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock for youth in grades 3rd through 8th. The Counseling Centers accept most insurance providers, including BCBS, Presbyterian, and all Medicaid MCOs. The Youth Activity Centers are free to attend for all students who live in or attend school in Los Alamos County. For more information visit www.lafamilycouncil.org or email email@example.com.