Registration open for six-week Parenting With Self-Compassion 2.0 support group program – Los Alamos Reporter


Due to low registration numbers, the parenting support group “Parenting with Self-Compassion” which was scheduled to start on August 27 has been restructured based on community feedback and will now start on September 10.

The program has been shortened to last 6 weeks, ending October 15. Meetings will be held Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First-Born Program offices in Los Alamos. All parents of children 0-3 years old are welcome to participate in this free program. Those interested should register before September 8. Families will be able to choose the topics of interest during the first session. Registration will be limited to 10 families on a first-come, first-served basis.

The goal of the group is to provide parents with a space in which to share their parenting challenges and strategies in a supportive environment, while developing and discovering additional supports within the community. Participants should actively participate in conversations on the proposed topic of the day by sharing their questions and personal experiences. Families should plan to attend all sessions.

For more information, email [email protected] Parents and guardians can register HERE.

Possible topics:

  • Birth/Adoption Experience
  • Parents’ experiences and feelings about developmental milestones and delays
  • Parents’ choices, beliefs, challenges and successes regarding baby food
  • Parental Values ​​and Expectations of Child-Powered Play
  • What is good sleep for parents and baby?
  • Good Enough Parenting: Screen Time, Junk Food, and Other Guilty Pleasures
  • Is it stress, anxiety, depression or PPD?
  • Conflicts and power struggles
  • Social media vs real life
  • Parenting values ​​and styles
  • Set realistic expectations and routines
  • Self-compassion and connection

About the Los Alamos First Born Program:

The Los Alamos First Born Program is a free, voluntary home visiting program for all new families in Los Alamos. The program is relationalcentered and curricularbased. Families who participate receive support, information about pregnancy, early childhood development, health, nutrition and safety, and learn fun activities to help build brain development and learning. Through weekly home visits, families identify personal goals, recognize challenges and opportunities for growth, and build a healthy, loving, and playful relationship with their child. For more information, visit or email [email protected].

About the Los Alamos Family Council:

The Los Alamos Family Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote social and emotional well-being through education, prevention, and counseling. Los Alamos Family Counseling offers mental health services, including therapy and psychiatry, at our Counseling Center. The Los Alamos Family Council also operates the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock for youth in grades 3-8. Counseling centers accept most insurance providers, including BCBS, Presbyterian, and all Medicaid MCOs. Youth Activity Centers are free to all students who live or attend school in Los Alamos County. For more information, visit or email [email protected].

Virginia S. Braud