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Feb 15

Prepare Yourself for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting – LIVE Online Session

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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Cute baby things and the latest gear don’t last. Still, the quality of our parenting is our child’s lifelong foundation for healthy growth.

Pregnancy offers expectant parents an opportunity to prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for parenthood. Unfortunately, we rarely have the same preparation time to face each new challenge after the baby arrives. But each situation we encounter means that we are learning, growing, and becoming like new parents with each milestone our child reaches.

Making informed decisions about childbirth, newborn care, and parenting practices is a gift of time and energy that all parents are willing and able to make. Support, information, preparation, and practice help us navigate each new joy and challenge. Cute baby things and the latest gear don’t last. Still, the quality of our parenting is our child’s lifelong foundation for healthy growth. So, if that’s the kind of registry you’re looking for, join us for our next meet-up!

Our discussion this evening will include:

• Planning for baby: Preparing body, mind, and spirit
• Creating a positive birth experience
• Important considerations affecting mother and baby
• Social and emotional milestones of infant development
• The importance of parental support

We hope you’ll join us!

Meet the Instructor!

Samantha Gray is the coordinator for Appalachian Promise Alliance Education Network and Parenting Sweet, and she has been a parenting educator for more than 24 years. She is passionate about helping parents and children flourish with community support and evidenced-informed understanding and practices.

Samantha is certified in many different programs and has created parenting programs. She has led parenting support groups and classes for more than 20 years, covering topics on pregnancy, birth, attachment, feeding, sleep, discipline, balance, childcare, babywearing, teens, life skills, and education. She writes a weekly column on Parenting for the Bristol Herald Courier.

Program Overview:
The Attached at the Heart Parenting Education Program curriculum training provides parents, child advocates and professionals much needed insight into childrearing with specific tools to help parents learn more about child development, neuroscience, and positive discipline, to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a foundation that will strengthen healthy child attachment.

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