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Support group for parents with newborns in Wallingford

February 24th, 2012 · No Comments

The Program for Early Parent Support, or PEPS, is looking for new families to join their group. PEPS is offering several upcoming free orientation sessions for interested families.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford – Room 326 – 4649 Sunnyside Ave N
  • Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association Room 6 – 6532 Phinney Avenue N
  • Thursday, March 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford – Room 221 – 4649 Sunnyside Ave N

PEPS, founded in 1983, “provides community-based programs that enable parents of infants and young children to meet the challenges of parenting through mutual support and shared information,” according to their website. The group offers 12-week facilitated group programs for families with newborns, babies under 12 months old, parents with both babies and toddlers, and monthly parent talk lectures.

Dana Guy from PEPS tells us that each newborn meeting includes, “time for sharing parenting highs and lows, followed by a discussion of a topic related to the joys and challenges of parenting an infant.” The meetings will take place over 12 weeks, rotating between group members homes.

Guy says PEPS is forming “Newborn Daytime and Evening Groups, for families with babes born in January and February.” To sign up, you can either visit their website, or  call 206-547-8570.