Parents


WFN
30 Common Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 926-1661
Fax: (617) 926-1603


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Helping people be the best parents they can be to their children".

PARENT/CHILD PLAYGROUPS and ACTIVITIES

We offer facilitated playgroups to provide you and other parents with an opportunity to spend time with your children and with one another, perhaps learning new ways of interacting with your children.

The GOAL of our playgroups is to overcome the isolation parents sometime experience, and provide parents with a source of new ideas and inspiration related to spending time with your children.

We also offer other parent/child and family activities, such as music, crafts, and special family events.

PARENT EDUCATION and SUPPORT

We have a new Mom & Baby group and a once-a-month support group for working moms.

Professionals often run periodic workshops on various topics related to parenting and to young children, such as Sleep issues which deal with integration of culture and baby's sleep and trouble shooting common sleep problems.
Other workshops in May of 2008 include:

  • Pediatric basic life support & first aid
  • Loving Limits and Positive Discipline
  • Infant massage
  • Women's Health
  • Toileting Issues - When to Start Training
  • Choosing Toys
  • Baby Signing Gender Issues Nutrition
We have a lending resource library on parenting issues, which is available for your use any time.

WELCOME HOME PROGRAM BABY BASKET

A Welcome Home Baby Basket is offered and delivered to every new "little citizen" in Watertown. Baskets include items as books, clothing, hand-knit items made by Watertown's seniors, information about community services, and safety tips to ensure a healthy start for all Watertown babies.

PARENT PARTICIPATION

Watertown Family Network is a program by and for families with young children in Watertown. You are invited to let us join the Watertown Family Network Advisory Council. We will always welcome your input and ideas.