What Parents Say
“Excellent, sensitive insight into individual issues each parent/family faces ……. Material was well suited to immediate and long term needs.”

“…workshop had a direct impact on my parenting..”

“The subject matter was so relevant to my life and challenges as a parent.”

“The material was clear and concise and really helpful. ….comfortable atmosphere for all and to be able to hear what other parents were experiencing.”

“..changed the way I see my child and has been much calmer and peaceful at home.”


Parents find our programs to be very helpful in offering guidance and skills on the many challenges they face. Issues such as ever-changing technology (how do I keep my child safe on social media sites?), substance use/abuse ( how do I guide my child away from smoking, alcohol and drug use?) and relationship guidance (is my child being bullied?  How can I help?)  are topics addressed through our programs.  Read the feedback, listed below, from parents who attended our programs.

Upcoming Programs

First Connections Program

“Parenting the Challenging Child” Aged 3-6 years old
A Free 6-Week Workshop
Facilitated by Patricia Marquis, LICSW
Location: First Connections
6 Friday mornings from 9:30-11:00, beginning April 27, 2018, PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS REQUIRED

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INSPIRE : A free 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents of children with special needs (4-9 years old)
The sessions run from 9:30 to 11 AM on 6 Monday mornings. Offered in a convenient Concord location.

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Smoothing the Transition to Kindergarten: Ways Families Can Best Support School Readiness  Free and open to all
A special program for incoming Kindergarten Parents featuring Jeanine Fitzgerald
When: 7:00 PM, Monday, May 14, 2018
Where: Thoreau School Auditorium
              29 Prairie Street, Concord, MA
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