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Programs for Parents

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**Program registration begins on September 3rd, 2019**

(** 2019 Fall Programs)
**Nobody’s Perfect
Circle of Security
**Postnatal Fitness Class
Wills and Estate Planning

Nobody’s Perfect

This program provides parents a supportive and relaxed place to meet others with children birth to age 5, and with whom they share interests and concerns. Participants design their own agenda and through staff facilitated discussion, assistance, mutual support, encouragement and acceptance, parents can experience transformative growth with a goal to parenting with raised confidence. Childminding and snacks are provided for the children.

Date: 6 Tuesdays, October 8th to November 12th      |     Time: 4:00-6:00pm     |     Cost: Free     |     Facilitators: Eva Svensson and Katherine Darwent


Circle of Security

At times all parents feel lost or clueless about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting® program can help.

Learning Objectives of the Training:
  • Understand your child’s emotional world
  • Learn to read your child’s emotional needs
  • Support your child to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance your child’s self-esteem

Targeted age range: infants to 6 years of age. For more information, visit: http://circleofsecurity.net/
Date & Time: TBA  |    Cost: $30.00/person, $45.00/couple     |     Facilitators: Eva Svensson & Brenda Waughn


Wills and Estate Planning

By planning for tomorrow today you can enjoy life with the peace of mind that you have ensured that your children have a guardian of your choosing, that you are protecting your estate and leaving a legacy for your family. Michelle Casavant will provide an overview of the estate planning process and address the main elements of an estate plan. No childminding provided.

Date & Time: TBA


Postnatal Fitness Class

Join Personal Trainer and Certified PROnatal coach Emily to learn about what you can be doing to feel strong and keep up with baby! Learn how beneficial exercise is for you- and baby! In this fitness class you will learn:

  • Proper breathing techniques
  • Effective core activation
  • Strengthening for the everyday activities of being a mom
  • Protect yourself from common pain and injuries from pregnancy and new motherhood
  • Have a blast doing it!

This focused and goal-oriented class will give you the tools you need to tackle all the challenges you face in your day with strength and confidence. Childminding provided.

Dates: Thursday, September 26th | Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: FREE | Facilitator: Emily Perseo

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