January Meeting Resources 2016

We had a wonderful monthly meeting last night with Dr. Sharon Carver, developmental psychologist and director of Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School. Here are the books she recommended. Thank you, Dr. Carver!

  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee (Wendy Mogel)
  • Positive Discipline (Jane Nelson)
    • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers
  • Mind in the Making: Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs (Ellen Galinsky)

 

Click the link below to view the slides from Dr. Carver’s presentation!

Toddler Years Power Point Jan 2016

 

January Meeting & February 2016 News

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Good Morning,
 
We are excited about our next monthly meeting which is this Wednesday at the Athens Library.  As many of you may know, sometimes the toddler years can seem like a roller coaster of joy and challenges, but our presenter has some tips to help make that time fruitful for the whole family.  Please see below for details and we hope you will join us to learn more!
 
Also below you will find information about our next Play Group, Loss Support Group and an opportunity for those of you who are pregnant from the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  See you soon!
 
Warmly,
Claudia Bashaw
Executive Director, The Birth Circle
740-652-6262
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GROWING TOGETHER THROUGH THE TODDLER YEARS
Wednesday, January 27th
7:00 to 8:30pm at the Athens Public Library
Join us for an interactive dialogue about positive, proactive parenting with Dr. Sharon Carver, a developmental psychologist who directs the Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School (http://www.psy.cmu.edu/cs/).  She will share practical strategies for supporting young children’s development so that the whole family can thrive. There will also be time for questions about whatever challenges of parenting young children you may be facing.
All Birth Circle monthly meetings are co-sponsored by
the Athens County Public Library
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FEBRUARY PLAY GROUP
Thursday, February 4th
3-5pm
Athens Library Children’s Section
Winter has arrived and we all need a reason to get out of the house, so come join us for two hours of fun and conversation every first Thursday of the month.  All ages are welcome ,and we hope to see you there!
 
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FEBRUARY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Thursday, February 4th
6:30-8pm
Central Avenue Church–73 Central Ave. in Athens
If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us every first Thursday of the month for the support group.  These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional social worker.  All family members, such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome.  Childcare is provided.  Please let us know if you will be bringing any children so that we can provide enough supervision.
PREGNANT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION LAB
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is looking for pregnant women to participate in an Osteopathic medical student manipulation lab where students will use gentle hands-on treatments designed to help relieve aches and pains.  The lab takes place on Wednesday February 17, 2016, from 12:30 to 5pm and compensation is provided.  To register or for further information, please contact Alexis Sawyer:  as663715@ohio.edu or 740-593-1242
 
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January 2016 Monthly Meeting

GROWING TOGETHER THROUGH THE TODDLER YEARS

Wednesday, January 27th

7:00 to 8:30pm at the Athens Public Library, large meeting room

All our monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Children welcome.

Join us for an interactive dialogue about positive, proactive parenting with Dr. Sharon Carver, a developmental psychologist who directs the Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School (http://www.psy.cmu.edu/cs/). She will share practical strategies for supporting young children’s development so that the whole family can thrive. There will also be time for questions about whatever challenges of parenting young children you may be facing.

All Birth Circle monthly meetings are co-sponsored by the Athens County Public Libraries.

January 2016 Flyer

January 2016 News

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Happy New Year!

We at the Birth Circle are excited to start the year off right by offering an enlightening meeting at the end of the month. Sometimes the toddler years can seem like a roller coaster of joy and challenges, but our presenter has some tips to help make that time fruitful for the whole family. Please see below for details and we hope you will join us to learn more!

JIVE! 2015 was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone who came to the event to celebrate the New Year with us! Our volunteers did an extraordinary job and the evening was a hit! Of course we could not have done it without the generosity of our sponsors and donors, so here is one more shout-out to all those involved in making our year-end fundraiser a huge success!!

JIVE! Sponsors:

Kiser’s BBQ

Fluff Bakery & West Side Wingery

Jackie O’s

Ohio University Credit Union

Ohio Health

Ally Rapp Lee of the Athens Real Estate Company & the Liz Maule Team

Matthews Insurance

The Laurels of Athens

Athens AM Rotary

JIVE! Donors:

Snowville Creamery

Shagbark Seed & Mill

Arts West

Fluff Bakery & West Side Wingery

Real World Organizing

Cornwell Jewelers

White’s Mill

Huddle Tire

The Farmacy

Athens Mini Maestros

GoBus

Stuart’s Opera House

Hopewell Health Centers, Inc./Athens Co. WIC Program

Better Than Organic Soaps

Wooly Delights

Roller Bowl Game Tickets

Laura Post’s Yoga Class for Kids

The Wireless Ramblers

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JANUARY PLAY GROUP

Thursday, January 7th

3-5pm

Athens Library Children’s Section

Winter has arrived and we all need a reason to get out of the house, so come join us for two hours of fun and conversation every first Thursday of the month.  All ages are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

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JANUARY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Thursday, January 7th

6:30-8pm

Central Avenue Church, 73 Central Ave.

If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us every first Thursday of the month for the support group. These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional counselor. All family members, such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome. Childcare is provided. Please let us know if you will be bringing any children so that we can provide enough supervision.

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GROWING TOGETHER THROUGH THE TODDLER YEARS

Wednesday, January 27th

7:00 to 8:30pm at the Athens Public Library

Join us for an interactive dialogue about positive, proactive parenting with Dr. Sharon Carver, a developmental psychologist who directs the Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School (http://www.psy.cmu.edu/cs/). She will share practical strategies for supporting young children’s development so that the whole family can thrive. There will also be time for questions about whatever challenges of parenting young children you may be facing.

All Birth Circle monthly meetings are co-sponsored by the Athens County Public Libraries.

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TEEN & YOUNG MOM SUPPORT GROUP

This group for young moms began as a way to continue support and stay in touch after Prepared Mommy Camp. The group meets once a month. Please contact coordinator Amber Dellinger, athensbirthcircle@gmail.com, for more information.

Thursday, January 21st, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Athens Community Church

219 Columbus Rd, # A, Athens, Ohio 45701

January Meeting: Let’s get together this month to share ideas of different things we want to do and topics we want to talk about at our meetings. We can also have a clothing exchange. Everyone bring clothes that are too small for their kids, and we can go through them and hopefully everyone can walk away with some new clothes for their kids!

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