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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 holds
• 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 or 703-614-7208 to register.


Next workshops:
Fridays, January 25, February 22 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.

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Refreshments are sponsored by Navy Mutual Aid Association.

Indoor Play Morning (Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall)

Join us for Fun, Music, and Story-time. Parents, caregivers, and children ages 0 – 5 welcome. Registration requested. For general information and registration, call 703-696-3512 or TTY 703-696-4675.


Next workshops:
Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10:00–11:30 am
Memorial Chapel, Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall.

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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.


Next workshops:
Wednesday, December 19 • 10:00–11:00 am • CBIRF, Indian Head, MD.
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 • 10:00–11:00 am • CBIRF, Indian Head, MD.

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Refreshments are sponsored by Navy Mutual Aid Association.


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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.


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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 register.

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 watersd@usmc-mccs.org or 703-614-7208 or 703-614-7204.


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Next Series:
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Marine Barracks Washington, 8th & I St, Bldg. 9 - D&B Conference Room.

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