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New Parent Support Program

Baby Boot Camp

Having a baby is both an exciting as well as scary experience as they don’t come with instruction manuals. Many times parents are at a loss as to what to do when their newborn comes home from the hospital.


Baby Boot Camp is an all-day class designed to help alleviate some of that stress by teaching parents information that they will need for the first few weeks at home. The class covers such topics as:
• Diapering
• Bottle and breastfeeding
• How to soothe a fussy infant
• Safe sleep
• When to call the doctor
• And more...


You don’t have to be a first time parent to participate in the class, and it is recommended that parents attend when they are in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.


Please call 703-614-7204, 703-614-7208 or 703-693-1160 to register.


Next workshop:
• Friday, January 24 • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.


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More 2020 dates:
February 21, May 19, June 26, July 24, August 12, September 25, December 4.

Refreshments are sponsored by Navy Mutual Aid Association.


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Indoor Play Morning (Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall)

Hosted by The New Parent Support Program. Join us every Thursday morning for open play, structured activities, sing-along-songs with instruments, and story time for preschool children 0-5 years old. No registration necessary. For general information, call 703-614-7204 or 703-696-3512.


Playgroups are held September 2019 through May 2020.


Next workshops:
• Thursdays, January 23, 30 • 10:00–11:30 am
  Henderson Hall Chapel, Bldg. 29.
• Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 • 10:00–11:30 am
  Henderson Hall Chapel, Bldg. 29.


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Cooperative Parenting & Divorce

Are you separating/divorcing and have children under the age of 18? Join the New Parent Support Program to learn ways to control impulses, communicate effectively, and resolve conflict to keep the child’s wellbeing in focus.


This FREE class fulfills the most common court requirements for a parent education class prior to granting custody or visitation orders.


Registration required. To register please call 703.614.7204.


Next workshop:
Monday, March 9 • 12:00–4:00 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.


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Infant Massage Class

Infant Massage Class (4 week series)

Join us for a FREE Infant Massage class series for military families.


Whether it’s to soothe a little one to Dreamland, ease a gassy belly, or calm a fussy baby, a gentle massage can work wonders — and the power is in your tender touch.


Of the five senses, touch is the one that’s most developed at birth. Research suggests that infant massage has enormous benefits for helping babies grow and thrive including:
• Easing tummy troubles
• Boosting muscle development
• Helping soothe to sleep


What’s more, giving your baby a massage can help you find your own sense of calm!


Infant massage will be taught over a span of 4 weeks, with instructors demonstrating on dolls. For more information, please contact NPSP at ombnpsphh@usmc-mccs.org or 703-614-7208 or 703-614-7204.


Next Series:
Tuesdays, January 21, 28 • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm • Marine Barracks Washington.


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1-2-3 Magic Discipline Class

Parents: Are you finding yourself saying the same things to your kids over and over with them still not listening? Are your children bickering amongst each other, not doing chores and whining? If you answered yes to any of these then 1, 2, 3 Magic can help! This two hour class is parents of children aged 2-12 years old. It is designed to parents provide consistent, effective discipline techniques. Please call 703-614-7204 or 7208 to schedule an appointment or to register.


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Lil Patriots Playgroup

Join this FREE, fun and interactive play group where your child can learn age-appropriate activities designed to imporve their social, cognitive and motor skills. In addition, parents can learn new activities and meet new friends. Parents with children 5 and under are welcome to attend.


Playgroups are held September through May.


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