Parent Groups

January 19, 2007

ALL OF BROOKLYN

Adoptive Families
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Park_Slope_Adoption_Network/
This group, started in 2008, is for families who adopt children in Brooklyn.

Art Spa therapeutic art studio
www.artspanyc.com
Nadia Jenefsky, MPS, LCAT
241 Bedford Avenue, Suite 12
Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)
917-293-4642
Nadia offers classes for artists who are parents. Classes/workshops include: an art therapy group for helping professionals, art group for expectant parents, art and therapy training for mental health professionals.

Brooklyn Postpartum Depression Support Group
http://www.brooklynppdsupport.org/
We are two moms of young boys who each struggled with postpartum
depression and anxiety. Molly has a master of social work degree
from Southern Connecticut State University, where she conducted
research on peer support and also co-led psychoeducational groups. Chris has been a phone volunteer through Depression After Delivery and The Postpartum Resource Center of NY since 2002 and is a postpartum doula with the Brooklyn-based Birth Day Presence. We established a peer support group in Brooklyn in 2006 as a place
where pregnant and postpartum women can get support if they think they
are at risk for PPD, are experiencing symptoms and need further help
and resources, or are in the care of a therapist and want to attend the
group as part of their treatment plan. The group is free, meets twice
monthly (usually on the second and fourth Sunday of each month), and
babies are welcome to join us.

Brooklyn School Search

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bklynschoolsearch/

This is a forum for parents interested in joining forces and
sharing ideas and thoughts on brooklyn public and private elementary
schools, the application process, lotteries, zoning, districts,
experiences etc. Since its such a trying process, this forum is to help
the community gather in one place and discuss relevant issues to this topic.

Parents Of Teens
There are currently over 150 members and recent discussions included summer programs for teens, shaving and teen depression…The board is open to all parents – citywide – with  kids 12 – 20 years….
Send an email to: parentsofnyteens-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Realbirth

Erica Lyon

www.realbirth.com
info@realbirth.com

212.367.9006

54 West 22nd Street

New York, NY 10010

Realbirth offers New Mothers Groups and weekly Postpartum Depression
Support Groups. "The New Mothers groups provide community and parenting
information.  Their PPD groups, offered by a specialist in PPD, are
intimate and confidential."

Soho Parenting
http://sohoparenting.com/index.htm
Soho Parenting
568 Broadway
Suite 402
New York, NY 10012
212 334 3744
They
offer childbirth education, discussion groups for new and experienced
mothers, children’s sleep consultations and developmental support for
children. Additionally, they offer counseling services for children,
adults, and couples, including support around separation and divorce.


Brooklyn Playgroups

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BrooklynPlaygroups

New Mothers Support Group with pediatrician and psychologist
145 henry street – Brooklyn Heights
718 858 4924
This
group is moderated by Dr. Silverblatt and Barbara Ciccone, PhD,
psychologist and it helps new moms to become parenting experts. Topics
are anything from breastfeeding, sleep, the lack of, husbands and
mothers-in-law. 6 sessions, $200. Call ahead for reservation as space
is limited.

The group was really nice to have other new moms and also have a pediatrician (and mother herself) give her point of view and suggestions. There is also a child psychologist Barbara who is part of the group but I especially valued Dr. Silverblatt’s insight and of course the support of the new moms.
-Susan

I
really enjoyed the New Moms Group run out of Dr. Silverblatt’s office
on Henry Street in B Heights. It was comforting to hear other Moms
experiencing the same insecurities as me, and wonderful to socialize
with Moms whose babies are the same age as my son. It was also great to
get not only Dr. Silverblatt’s views, both medical and as a mother
herself, but also those of Barbara Ciccone, a psychologist and mother.
I wish the group had continued for more than 6 weeks ! Dr.
Silverblatt’s number is 718-858-4924 to find out when the next session
starts (approx. every 6 weeks).
-Lisa

I started the group when my son was 6 weeks
old and I wish I had started it earlier- even at 2 weeks.  It was such
a great course. We were given literature that was helpful and had
discussions on everything- including sleeping and feeding. Dr.
Silverblatt knows every technique for getting a baby to sleep through
the night. She will answer anything medical. She also tells you funny
anecdotes that help you see what lies ahead.  She is extremely
practical and human.  Barbara (the psychologist), handled the more
psychological and emotional aspects of parenting.  It was a really good
balance.  You really learn from the babies that are older and from the
women who had tried techniques and just hearing what they had
experienced already.  I am still friends with nearly all the ladies. We
bump into each other and have dates to keep in touch. For an unbiased
and most extensive base of knowledge- go to this group.
-Fiona

New Parents Groups for all of Brooklyn
Boing Boing

204 Sixth Avenue

718-398-0251
Open M-F:11-7, Sa-Su:10-6.

461 7th Avenue (between Winsdor and 16th Street)

718 840-5880

Sign up for new moms groups at Boing Boing in Park Slope. They organize it by neighborhood and month of your expected birth.

Parents-To-Be Group
145 henry street – Brooklyn Heights
718 858 4924
Dr. Katerina Silverblatt of Brooklyn Heights Pediatrics runs this
workshop to answer questions and discuss the times ahead. Free. Call
ahead, space is limited. Every Tuesday from 8 to 9 pm.

I
wish I had done the "Parents To Be" course- I did the New Mothers
Support Group and it was great! (see review under New Mothers Support
Group)
-Fiona

Special Needs Groups

Parents Helping Parents
www.phponline.org
brooklynphp@gmail.com
Sharon C. Peters
669 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 638-9444

They have a regular group for parents of special needs children. It meets during the day and evening several times each month.

 

BAY RIDGE

Bay Ridge Parents

Bay_Ridge_Parents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bay_Ridge_Parents

Little People Parties
www.LittlePeopleParties.net
6632 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220 (Bay Ridge)
718-492-8997
Since
2005, LPP has hosted a "Parents Night Out" where you can bring the kids
to watch a G or PG rated movie in the playroom with a 106" movie
projection screen and eat pizza and sip up their drinks. Children 3 and
up (must be potty-trained). Every Friday night from 6:30-9:30 pm. $25
for 1st child, $15 for each additional sibling.

BED-STY

Bed-Sty

bedstuykids@yahoogroups.com
Subscribe: bedstuykids-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
List owner: bedstuykids-owner@yahoogroups.com

BI-LINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH


Brooklynitos

For Parents Of Children Being Raised
Bi-Lingual in Spanish-English
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brooklynitos

BOERUM HILL, COBBLE HILL AND CARROLL GARDENS

Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens Parents:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bococa_parents/ 
Bococa Parents is a free network of local parents residing in BOerum
Hill, CObble Hill, and CArroll Gardens (and the surrounding)
neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York.

Carroll Gardens Parent and Family Group 
CarrollGardensPFG-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

New Parents Groups for BOCOCA, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
GUMBO
493 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855-7808
Thursdays 11- 12:30 pm. Suggested contribution is $5.

Families First Brooklyn
250 Baltic St (btw. Clinton and Court)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-237-1862
Drop-in group for new mothers and parents of babies aged 0-9 months. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Call for specifics.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS

Brooklyn Bridge Kids

BrooklynBridgeKids-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BrooklynBridgeKids

Brooklyn Heights Parents

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Brooklynheightsparents/

Parents-To-Be Group
145 henry street – Brooklyn Heights
718 858 4924
Dr. Katerina Silverblatt of Brooklyn Heights Pediatrics runs this
workshop to answer questions and discuss the times ahead. Free. Call
ahead, space is limited. Every Tuesday from 8 to 9 pm.

I
wish I had done the "Parents To Be" course- I did the New Mothers
Support Group and it was great! (see review under New Mothers Support
Group)-Fiona

BROOKLYN TO NJ

From Brooklyn to NJ: ( group of former Brooklynites who have recently moved to various parts of New Jersey)
frombrooklyntonj-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Brooklyn IE and CPSE

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BrooklynIEandCPSE/

DUMBO

DUMBO Brooklyn Parents

dumboparents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dumboparents
DUMBO New Parents Group
Fridays at 4 pm at Pomme in the back room, 81 Washington St, 718-855-0623,
www.pommenyc.com 
0-8 months babies.

FLATBUSH AREA

Flatbush Family Network

FlatbushFamilyNetwork-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL

FortGreene Babies and Fort Greene/Clinton Hill New Parents Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fortgreenebabies
fortgreenebabies-owner@yahoogroups.com
Meets on Tuesdays at 11 am- in good weather in Fort Greene Park under
the largest tree at the park entrance, in poor weather they rent a space(fee for indoor space). Contact email list owner above for inclement weather info.

Fort Greene and Clinton Hill New Parents Group- (a second group that formed)
Meets at Still Hip- clothing resale shop at 12:30pm-3:30 pm on Tuesdays.
Still Hip

www.stillhipbrooklyn.com
moms@stillhipbrooklyn.com
283 Grand Ave (btw. Lafayette and Greene)
Brooklyn, NY (Clinton Hill)
718-398-0008

FGKids-Fort Greene Kids

FGKids-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGKids

New Parents Groups for BOCOCA, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
GUMBO
493 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855-7808
Thursdays 11- 12:30 pm. Suggested contribution is $5.

LAWYER MOMS


Lawyer Moms

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lawyermoms

 PARK SLOPE

MOMS club: Park Slope Chapter
www.momsclub.org
parkslopemomsclub@yahoo.com
They organize activities including weekly playgroups, art groups, field trips and more. They offer activities for parents including a babysitting co-op, monthly moms’ night out and a book club. It is open to all parents but is specifically geared toward those who stay at home full or part-time with their children as most of the activities meet during the week.

Park Slope Mom and Tot/Baby Group at Maggie’s Threads for Kids
http://www.maggiesthreads.com/

411 Seventh Avenue
718-369-0411
Open M-Sa:10:30-6:30, Su:11-5:30.
Meets at Maggies Threads for Kids on the second and fourth Sunday of every month from 10:30-11:30 am AND each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 pm. Suggested donation is $3.

Park Slope Gay Parent Group 
psqpg-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Park Slope Parents

http://www.parkslopeparents.com/

Working Moms Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/parkslopeworkingmoms

 
PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Prospect Heights Parents

PHeightsParents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

PROSPECT LEFFERTS


Prospect Lefferts Gardens

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/plplaygroups

RED HOOK

Waterfront Family Salon
(Red Hook and the Columbia Street Waterfront District South of Atlantic Avenue)
waterfrontfamilysalon-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

SINGLE PARENTS

Single Parents
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SMaPaK/
SMaPaK-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Single parents come together in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill to advocate for and support one another – and share some fun

SUNSET PARK


Sunset Park Parents

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sunsetparkparents

TWINS

Brooklyn Parents of Twins Club

BBPOTC-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

WILLIAMSBURG and GREENPOINT

Brooklyn Baby HUI (Williamsburg)

brooklynbabyhui-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brooklynbabyhui

Greenpoint Moms
Tuesdays at 2:30pm
Location: Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton Street between Manhattan Ave and Franklin
http://greenpointchurch.org/
$5 per family
confirm at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brooklynbabyhui/

Homeschoolers Playgroup/Music Jam
Fridays at 11:00 am
Location: Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton Street between Manhattan Ave and Franklin
http://greenpointchurch.org/
$5 per family
confirm at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brooklynhomeschoolplaygroup/

New Moms & Dads at Mamalú
Mondays at 1pm
Location: 232 N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Wlliamsburg)
New parents gather around casually, eat lunch and discuss their journeys.
More info at http://www.mamalunyc.com/

Picnic Playgroup- Greenpoint
Fridays at 12pm
Location: McGorlick Park. The park is between Driggs and Nassau, Monitor and Russell.  We meet on the Monitor side of the park.
Confirm by emailing to: brooklynbabyhui-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

Williamsburg Parents (Hui)
brooklynbabyhui-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brooklynbabyhui

Williamsburg and Greenpoint Mommy/Daddy Group
Meets on Fridays at 12 pm in McGorlick Park. The park is between Driggs
and Nassau, Monitor and Russell. They generally meet on the Monitor
side of the park. Confirm by emailing to: brooklynbabyhui-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


 

 


 

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