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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, and when to call the doctor. 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 workshop:
Friday, December 15 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.


Refreshments are sponsored by Navy Mutual Aid Association.

Indoor Play Morning (Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall)

October 5, 2017 – April 26, 2018.
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, November 2, 9, 16, 30 • 10:00–11:30 am
Memorial Chapel, Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall.


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Lil Patriots Playgroup

October 18, 2017 – June 6, 2018.
Mix House, Naval Support Facility, Indian Head, MD.


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 workshop:
Wednesdays, November 1, 15, 29 • 10:00 – 11:00 am • CBIRF, Indian Head, MD.

Refreshments are sponsored by Navy Mutual Aid Association.

Cooperative Parenting & Divorce

Are you separating, divorcing or never been married and have children under the age of 18? Cooperative Parenting and Divorce explores ways to reduce conflict between parents as their roles shift from married couple to co-parents. Participants will learn the impact of parental conflict on their child’s development and to identify their contributions to conflict and how to control impulses. Anger management, communication and conflict resolution skills and children’s issues will be addressed. This class fulfills the Virginia, DC and MD requirement prior to granting a divorce. Please call 703-614-7204 to register.


Next workshop:
Monday, November 20 • Noon – 4 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.

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 (5 week series)

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 5 weeks, with instructors demonstrating on dolls. For more information, please contact NPSP at watersd@usmc-mccs.org or 703-693-7208 or 703-614-7204.


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