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A Parenting Support Group for all families and caretakers of babies will be held at TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant St, Claremont, on July 18th. Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association will partner with TLC Family Resource Center to present topics relevant to all families. The subject of the July 1 event will be “Feeding in the First Year.” The discussion will be led by Ruth Smolnik who is a registered nurse and the Maternal Child Health Case Manager for Lake Sunapee Region VNA. The group discussion will include sharing from participants about what works for each family as well as information from Ms.Smolnik on infant cues to the introduction of solids and then table foods. The July 18th event is free to all families and will take place from 11:30-1 pm with lunch and child care provided in adjacent rooms. Registration is required for this group in order to plan for child care and food. Register here for the July 18 group. Or call 603-542-1848 x 322 to reserve your spot.
TLC Family Resource Center Director Maggie Monroe-Cassel is excited to start these new parent support programs. She says, “We are reaching out to all families and caregivers to see what needs there are for additional support in the important task of raising children.” Jeana Newbern, Volunteer Services and Marketing Coordinator with Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice has been coordinating this effort with Ms. Monroe-Cassel. She says: “Our partnership with TLC Family Resource Center is an opportunity to bring families together to learn and grow.” TLC Family Resource Center hopes to start a series of parenting support groups in the fall. For up to date information on those classes as they are scheduled, interested people can refer to the website at www.tlcfamilyrc.org or call 603-542-1848.