Navigating the Rocky Road of Adolescence Free Newton Freedman Center I Love Newton MA

The Freedman Center for Child and Family Development (formerly Warmlines): A Great Resource for Parents

Navigating the Rocky Road of Adolescence FREE!

Four Sessions – November 2, 9, 16, 30, 7:00-8:30 pm

Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada St.. Newtonville

FREE four session Parent Group Series for parents of teens, led by licensed psychologist Deborah Weinstock-Savoy, Ph.D.  This group series will explore the many changes that occur during adolescence, and how they affect relationships at home and school.  Parents will discuss relevant topics such as promoting healthy choices, setting realistic limits and appropriate consequences; understanding when and how to negotiate; dealing with changes and crises (e.g., divorce); identifying risk factors for anxiety and depression; handling experimentation with sex, alcohol, drugs, and learning to “let go” while maintaining family connections.Sponsored by the Friedman Center for Child and Family Development and The Newton Partnership. Pre-registration required: click here or call 617-244-INFO.
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I knew this organization as Warmlines and it’s changed now The Freedman Center for Child and Family Development. It continues to be  a great resource for parents, especially those with very young kids with great programs including:

New Babies/New Moms Group

Music Classes from 3 months to 4 years with adult

Parent Support Groups

Playgroups including Free Fun Playtime

Parenting Teen Classes

Diet and Development for Children Classes

They also offer continuing education classes for adults at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Finally, they have great content on their site including Tips for Parents series:

Top Ten Tips for New Parents

The Continuing Importance of Freedman CenterNew Parents Groups

Five Tips for Easing the Stress of New Parenthood

Fostering Baby’s Growth and Development with Music

Top Ten Tips for Adding a Sibling to Your Family

Top Ten Tips for the Transition to Preschool

Top Ten Tips for the Transition to Kindergarten

Top Ten Tips for the Transition to Middle School


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