Parent 2 Parent
Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Parent 2 Parent

Please see our brochure and form to register HERE.

We are excited to offer a parent group for parents with children ages 0-5 with childcare provided by the Pendragon Theatre! This is an open discussion group for parents based on your topics of interest. Sessions begin September 2016. Groups are limited in size, so please register today.

For more information check out the P2P page on the website HERE or contact Danielle Carr at 518-788-9488 or email me. 

Special thanks to the Adirondack Foundation and Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance!

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Children's Story Time At Saranac Lake Library (Learn Sign Language!)
Apr
5
10:30 AM10:30

Children's Story Time At Saranac Lake Library (Learn Sign Language!)

Children and caregivers of all ages! Foster a lifelong love of books and reading in your children by introducing your children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities! Story Time also is an important opportunity for children to have social time with other children. Story Time is not only fun for the children, but also engaging for the adults who attend with them. Free.

 

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Healing Hearts
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Hearts

If you have had experience being sexually assaulted, a victim of domestic violence or violent crime you are not alone. The statistics are daunting and unfortunately underreported.  Living through this type of experience can leave a person scared and haunted by fear. It can be difficult to relate to the people who were close to you in your life. Begin the healing process, or revisit needed support during a difficult time with others who have had a similar experience and can understand living in the aftermath

 

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Helping Them, Helping Us
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Helping Them, Helping Us

Supporting someone through mental illness and/or addiction is very difficult. Venting helps. Being with people who are going through a similar experience helps. Remembering how to take care of yourself in this difficult time is very important.  

Remember when they teach you in the airplane to put on your oxygen mask first so that you can help your children and loved ones? This can be very difficult to do in real life when you are facing challenges living, loving or trying to support someone with a mental illness or addiction because illness happens everyday, all the time. Take a break and recharge with us. For your sake and your sanity. And it will ultimately help them as well.

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Parenting Teenagers!
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Parenting Teenagers!

You know the eye rolls, the "whatever," and focusing on friends, phones, video games and everything else besides talking to parents mode. Where did the little person that used to be excited to tell me about their day went? Does everything you say seem to fall on deaf ears or be met with a shrug or some other comment? What is happening and how do I get in touch with my teen?

A lot of what is happening with your teen is normal separation from parents and creation of individuality of your child. It doesn't mean it's easy or you like it. It might feel like a shut out. You might be worried about your teen falling into peer pressure and worried about them making poor choices. Maybe they are experimenting with everything from self-image, friends, sexuality and dating, substances etc. Even if they are making positive choices, how to do create some kind of connection with them during this transition into adulthood?  How do you talk in a way that they might listen to what you have to say? How can you as a parent make the transition of your child preparing to enter adulthood and independence?

Take an evening and chat with other parents who might feel similar to you. Come away with some ideas on how to create a better connection with your teen and be assured as a parent.

Pizza provided. $10 suggested donation. 

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Caregiver Support Group
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Caregiver Support Group

Our loved ones get sick. Maybe it's for a short time. Maybe it's forever. Maybe they have changed and are not the same person. Maybe they are aging and are limited in their life skills and independence.  Whether you have had a very close, loving relationship or a more complicated relationship with this person over the years, the process of being a caregiver is very challenging.  Perhaps you work in the helping field and are experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. When we see people we care about hurting ad struggling, it's hard.

We can be committed to being the biggest most solid rock or maybe we are not sure how to deal. We all could use some support when we help others. For as much as we give and witness every day, it's helpful to be able to vent and process what all of this means in our lives and for us as supporters. Come take a break, relax and be with others that are going through the same process with people they care about.

This group will meet monthly, third Tuesday of every month.

$5 suggested donation.

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Parent to Parent
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Parent to Parent

Oh the joys of parenting! Being a parent is very rewarding...and time consuming and challenging and demanding and not always easy. Take an evening to enjoy pizza and a little time without children. Kick your feet up and meet other parents in the area.

We may chat about dealing with challenging child behaviors, school issues, family struggles and how to best problem solve with positive behavior strategies and effective communication skills. We may share funny or endearing stories about our lovely kids that help us remember all that we are working for. We may share stories about seeing our child in a challenging situation like struggling in school academically or socially, having a health issue, going through seperation with our partner, losing a loved one in the family. This is life.  Crazy, beautiful, difficult, joyful. Lets create a space for parents to get together and be real and supportive of each other.  

This group will meet once a month, 2nd Thursday of the month. 

Pizza provided.  $10 suggested donation. 

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The First Years Mother's Group
Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

The First Years Mother's Group

1st Thursday of the month, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

For pregnant women and mothers with children age 0-18 months. Enjoy pizza, put your feet up and chat about being a new mom - or a mom again with another little one! Let someone hold the baby while you eat in peace or go to the bathroom or just chill out for ten minutes! 

This is a time where there is a lot of change happening in your life.  Some things may be surprising, challenging or not what you expected or planned. Meet other mothers with small children in the area. Chat about your experience with birth and delivery, infant development topics like eating, sleeping etc., postpartum issues related to your body, relationships, career and more.

Pizza provided. $10 suggested donation.

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