Education

Free Online Virtual Pregnancy, Parenting, Life Skills & Bible Study classes!

With the current COVID-19 situation, FirstLook is offering an array of Pregnancy, Parenting, Life Skills and Bible Study classes online virtually so you can attend class and have community with other parents from the comfort of your own home, pjs and all!

What is safe in Pregnancy (Pregnancy)

Thursday, January 14 at 2pm

There is so much to consider when you are pregnant. Your entire lifestyle changes! You now must carefully consider what products you use when cleaning your home, what foods you eat, and whether you should have that morning cup-a-joe! You may even have some habits that will have to change or that you will have to put on hold. In this class, we will discuss what things are safe and what aren’t to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

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Bonding with Your Unborn Baby (Pregnancy)

Friday, January 15 at 2pm

From conception to birth, your baby embarks on an incredible nine-month journey. She is developing and growing from her own genetic blueprints. Even though she is different, you can start bonding with her while she is still growing in your womb. Learn about her incredible journey and how you and she are connected and explore the incredible masterpiece that is your son or daughter. 

0 - 3 Month Infant Expectations (1st Year)

Monday, January 18 at 2pm

In the first three months, it may seem that all your baby does at first is eat, sleep, poop, and repeat. But really, a lot of changes occur as your newborn discovers life outside the womb. They are developing physical strength, learning to communicate and interact with you, and taking in all the sights and sounds of their new world. And to top it off, they are hitting important milestones that start them on their way to growing up! In this class, we talk about what milestones are and the milestones your baby should be hitting by three months! 

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Risks for Children After Divorce (CoParenting)

Monday, January 18 at 6pm

Parental and economic loss are two risk factors that can lead to negative outcomes for children. Understanding these risks will help parents be intentional in counter-acting them with protective behaviors and decisions. What is parental competence and what brings the greatest stress for kids after divorce? Explore the importance of being an engaged and on-purpose parent who is well informed about the benefits of minimizing the influence of these negative factors on children. You can lead the way for your children in healthy post-divorce adjustment with the help of these insights and ideas. Inter-parental conflict is one of the most significant factors for determining risk for kids after divorce. Learn how to mitigate this risk, keep kids out of the war and move beyond the hurt and anger of divorce through healthy co-parent practices.

Toilet Training (Toddler)

Tuesday, January 19 at 2pm

This class shows the basics of potty training, including: How to know when to start potty training; Preparation for the big day; The “how to” of potty training; Rewards and encouragements; Dealing with disappointments; Tips for boys; and Tips for girls.

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Meetings and Handoffs (CoParenting Single/Step Dads)

Tuesday, January 19 at 2pm

 A well-planned co-parenting meeting can be the foundation for healthy communication and provide freedom through compartmentalizing the process of raising kids in two homes. Everything from suggested topics to tone of voice are addressed in this thorough examination of meetings with your child’s other parent. One of the most frequent experiences in co-parenting is how mom and dad do transitions between homes. Handling the hand off in an intentional and positive way will protect children from the possible “flashpoint” these moments can become.

Bible Study

Tuesday, January 19 at 7pm

Weekly bible study going over “None Like Him” by Jen Wilkin, with one of FirstLook’s Spiritual Mentors, Gabbi. This book discusses 10 ways God is different from us (and why that’s a good thing.)

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Creating Confidence (Parenting)

Wednesday, January 20 at 2pm

 What kind of super-hero confidence does it take to carry your child through life? To give them super-natural power over their own actions or to defeat the villains of the schoolyard? In this class, we talk about the three things you can do to help create this super-power of confidence in your child!

Second Trimester Expectations (Pregnancy)

Thursday, January 21 at 2pm

Second Trimester Expectations continues on with the stories of Mariah and Tyler, Laila and Joseph, and Mikayla and Kyle as they experience their pregnancies in their own unique life situations. You are invited to be a part of their stories as you journey with them and gain some insight about pregnancy from these real-life perspectives.

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Your Third Trimester (Pregnancy)

Friday, January 22 at 2pm

You are moving into your third trimester, and you’re feeling VERY pregnant. Your baby is getting bigger, and you can feel her moving and kicking. What is going on in there?! While your body is changing to accommodate your growing baby, you are likely feeling more tired, but also strangely energized. You have a baby coming soon!! In this class we’ll talk about your changing body, what you might be feeling, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your third trimester.

3-6 Month Infant Expectations
(1st Year)

Monday, January 25 at 2pm

When your baby was born, the only sounds they made were contented coos and grunts when eating or loud wails when they needed you. But just six months later, your smart little baby is babbling newly discovered sounds like, “mmmm” and vowels like “ah” that when strung together will be music to your ears! And your excited squeals encourage them in just the right way. In this class, we talk about the development you’ll see in your baby in the three to six-month range and how you can encourage and help your baby learn.

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Staying Out of Debt (Life Skills)

 Monday, January 25 at 6pm

You’ve worked hard to get there,and now you’re finally out of debt. Does life now just go on as usual? Or do you need a plan to stay out of debt? In this class we’ll look at the behaviors and habits it takes to stay out of debt and spend purposefully.

Tantrums (Toddler)

Tuesday, January 26 at 2pm

Nothing says membership to the Mommy Club more than watching another mom struggle through a tantrum with her toddler. Every parent will experience meltdowns in their children eventually as they move through toddlerhood. What really causes tantrums? What can you do to help your child through this stage? How do you stop them, or better yet, can you prevent them altogether? And is this a normal phase of life or just bad behavior? This class will answer these questions as well as give a parent some tips on how to cope when the going gets tough.

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Risks for Children After Divorce (CoParenting Single/Step Dads)

Tuesday, January 26 at 2pm

Parental and economic loss are two risk factors that can lead to negative outcomes for children. Understanding these risks will help parents be intentional in counter-acting them with protective behaviors and decisions. What is parental competence and what brings the greatest stress for kids after divorce? Explore the importance of being an engaged and on-purpose parent who is well informed about the benefits of minimizing the influence of these negative factors on children. You can lead the way for your children in healthy post-divorce adjustment with the help of these insights and ideas. Inter-parental conflict is one of the most significant factors for determining risk for kids after divorce. Learn how to mitigate this risk, keep kids out of the war and move beyond the hurt and anger of divorce through healthy co-parent practices.

Bible Study

Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm

Weekly bible study going over “None Like Him” by Jen Wilkin, with one of FirstLook’s Spiritual Mentors, Gabbi. This book discusses 10 ways God is different from us (and why that’s a good thing.)

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ADHD (Parenting)

Wednesday, January 27 at 2pm

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD can make parenting a challenge, as if it wasn’t already! Whether it’s inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, or all three combined, you have your work cut out for you! In this class, we look at what’s true and what’s not about ADHD, four ways you can best support your child and bring peace into your home, and four ways to take great care of yourself when parenting a child with ADHD.

The Final Stretch (Pregnancy)

Thursday, January 28 at 2pm

On your mark, get set, GO! The end of your pregnancy feels like one hundred days packed into one long month that oddly doesn’t seem long enough to get everything done to bring your baby home. There is so much to do and keep track of before birth! In this video we talk about the things in your pregnancy that you need to keep a close eye on, the things you need to prepare for, and how to recognize the important signs of labor. Phew! Hang in there! You really are on the final stretch!

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Your Unborn Baby’s Secret World (Pregnancy)

Friday, January 29 at 2pm

As recently as 25 years ago, we thought unborn babies were unaware of anything outside the womb. Since then, though, science has gained a better understanding of Your Unborn Baby’s Secret World. That secret place inside you where your unborn baby resides is not a deep, dark cave where she is hidden away, awaiting her birth. Far from it, your womb is her classroom, where she has begun a lifetime of learning, sampling, accepting, and rejecting – in short the process of growing that will continue throughout her life, from conception on.

Rewards Points

Rewards points are given for participation in our classes. The points can be redeemed for items at Noah’s Boutique or our FirstLook Boutiques. Please see our Rewards Point page for more information.