Families First of Portsmouth announces June programs for parents
"Parenting Together - Navigating Through Conflict," 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3 to 24.
"Raising Competent Kids," 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Parents whose children balk in new situations, give up easily or get angry or cry might be interested in part two of a two-part question-and-answer session with psychologist and author Dawn Huebner. She will share strategies to increase a child's "grit" and improve willingness to try.
Psychologist Laura Rubin, founder of the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center, will teach parents about the development of reading in children, provide strategies for promoting reading development and highlight red flags of potential reading disabilities and ways to intervene.
With the thrill of being out of school also comes the constant question, "What are we going to do today?" Bob Pavlik, who has a master's in education, will help parents put a plan in place to ensure their child gets the right balance of unstructured free time along with some scheduled summertime activities.