New Plymouth Parents Centre offers a range of parenting courses and workshops, all designed to suit the changing needs of your growing family.
You can attend any or all sessions of any course, however places are limited so we suggest you book early.
The venue is: Parents Centre House, 52 Buller Street, New Plymouth.
Our three main courses are:
In your newborn child, you have a very special little individual who will grow and develop with your care and guidance. Contributing to the growth and development of your child can be hugely rewarding. To see your baby smile, play and grow – so helpless and dependant - can be an extraordinary experience. You will have feelings of tenderness, closeness and a sense of awe at the miracles of ‘first milestones’ - smiles, crawls, steps and games. But with a new baby comes uncharted waters. Your tiny bundle may rule the entire household through its routines, sleep patterns and behaviours. This can be very challenging.
Many parents, particularly new mums, find the information and support in the ‘Baby and You’ programme extremely helpful in managing the challenges, and making the most of the rewards, that a new baby brings to into their life. Parents Centres believe strongly in the strength of the support networks in getting through those early months. Firm friendships are often formed between course participants, through shared experiences and understandings.
Discussion topics include issues around post-natal realities, identifying physical, emotional and relationship changes and how to cope with those changes. For example: what are some successful infant feeding practices? How do you handle other people’s often well-meaning advice about feeding? There are often very simple strategies for coping and discussing issues as they arise is often the first step to successful feeding. Discovering that other new parents can experience similar difficulties or have the same questions can be hugely supportive.
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