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Becoming a parent is an amazing process . . . but there's an awful lot to learn. From hands-on baby advice and toddler discipline to managing your baby sitter and communicating with your spouse, the issues are many and varied for everyone with children.

If you're having difficulties, chances are so are a lot of other people just like you. Seek them out, learn a little, then spread the word yourself. Classes can help make you feel less alone in the struggle, as well as teach you the necessary coping skills.



Organization Class Description Contact Info
Beth Israel Medical Offers several parenting classes, including "New Parent Survival Training," "Infant Care," "Breastfeeding," "Infant and Child CPR" and "Parenting Multiples - Twins, Triplets." (888) 83-BABY1
Brigham and Women's Hospital The parent and childbirth education program at Brigham and Women's Hospital offers the following classes: "Sibling Classes and Tours," "Infant Care and Postpartum," "Breastfeeding" and "Infant CPR." (617) 732-5053
Child Care Choices of Boston (CCCB) This child care resource and referral agency for the City of Boston offers a variety of child care seminars for licensed and non licensed child care providers including in-home providers which would be appropriate for parents as well. Classes include Basic Infant and Child Nutrition, Playground Safety and Working with infants and toddlers. 105 Chauncy Street, 2nd Floor Boston
(617) 542-5437
Great Beginnings Weekly support meetings are held for mothers and babies where various new parenting concerns are discussed, and solutions offered. 64 Ledge Hill Road, Boston
(617) 323-9977
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates This medical group offers several parenting courses, including a two-hour class on breastfeeding, a two-hour course on infant care and a pediatric first aid course that provides National Safety Certification. The Post Office Square Center
147 Milk Street, Boston
(617) 654-7280
Mass General The childbirth education program at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a breastfeeding class and a class in sibling preparation. Some classes are offered in Spanish. 55 Fruit Street, Boston
(617) 726-4312 (Parenthood Prep)
Maternal Outreach Inc. Offers the "Sibling Preparation" parenting course in the privacy of your own home. An instructor will discuss sibling's feelings about the new baby through games and activities, as well as brainstorm with parents about how to best prepare for the new addition to the family. Services the greater Boston area. 63 Winter Street, Boston
(781) 340-9101
Maternal Outreach Inc. Offers the "Sibling Preparation" parenting course in the privacy of your own home. An instructor will discuss sibling's feelings about the new baby through games and activities, as well as brainstorm with parents about how to best prepare for the new addition to the family. Services the greater Boston area. 63 Winter Street, Boston
(781) 340-9101
New Child Project Classes designed for expecting parents to strengthen co-parenting, provide a solid emotional home for your baby, and preserve your relationship as you make the transition to parenthood. The Guidance Center; 5 Sacramento Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


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