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!
9-12 Months: Infant Expectations (First Year)
Friday, June 18 @ 2pm
It’s hard to believe that your baby is getting ready to hit their first birthday! That’s epic! They have changed so much from when they were first born! Soon you’ll have a toddler to chase after! And with this comes a bit of independence that can create a little bit of insecurity for both you and your baby. In this class, we talk about those milestones your baby will be hit by one year and the things you can do to help your child adjust to their new-found independence.
Labor and Delivery: Medical Pain Relief, Interventions, and Procedures (Labor/Delivery w/ Becky)
Monday, June 21 @ 1pm
Having a baby is hard work and choosing how you manage your pain is important. You get to choose! Do you want to take away some or most of the pain? But you should know that choosing a medicated option will lead to certain interventions and procedures. In this class we talk about your medical pain relief options, the interventions they lead to, and some of the medical procedures you might face in childbirth. Well show you how to make great decisions in the moment using the B.R.A.I.N. method so that you have the best birth experience possible.
Dating and Remarriage (Single Mother, Lsn. 9)
Monday, June 21 @ 6pm
Andy Dunn helps us understand the difference in being a single parent or being a single co-parent. That makes all the difference in the world as we explore how and when to introduce dating partners to the children.
Tuesday, June 22 @ 2pm
Your toddler is so smart! As they grow and learn to talk, toddlers learn how to get what they want! It’s an art. A finely-honed skill. And they learn very quickly that nothing cuts to the core more than a well-placed, repetitious whining demand. It wears you down until you’re screaming, “UNCLE!” But if you give in, it only gets worse! In this class we’ll look at what causes whining and what you can do to STOP IT!
NO BIBLE STUDY
Wednesday, June 23 @ 7pm
Our staff will be out of town for a conference.
Wednesday, June 23 @ 2pm
Our staff will be out of town for a conference.
Thursday, June 24 @ 2pm
It’s a mystery. Birds do it, hamsters do it, and other animals do it too, including humans. Nesting—is it an animalistic science-proven instinct or just a big belly felt eureka moment? Women in their last month or weeks of pregnancy are often spurred on by bursts of energy, sometimes at a frenzied pace, to get ready for a new baby. In this class, we will look at what nesting is and why it happens. Does it lead to labor or is it just an old wives’ tale? Before you get out your broom and mop, let’s examine some safe ways to get your nesting mojo on and when that mojo goes too far.
Infant Temperament (Birth)
Friday, June 25 @ 2pm
The basic needs of most babies are all the same; but every baby has a unique temperament. This class looks at the different types of temperament and helps the viewer understand the natural differences that can be cherished in each child.
Preparing for a C-Section (Labor/Delivery)
Monday, June 28 @ 1pm
When you were first pregnant, you may not have thought too much about the birth. After all, it felt like it was a hundred years away. But now as you near the end, you may have been told that you’re having a c-section, or maybe you’re just concerned that your delivery could turn into a c-section in the end. And you may be wondering, “What will it be like?” In this class, we talk about the things you can do to prepare for having a c-section that will make healing and caring for your baby easier. We’ll also talk about the procedure to help you understand what will happen on the big day!
Beyond Child Support (Single Mother, Lsn. 10)
Monday, June 28 @ 6pm
Co-parenting is not over when the child support ends. Hear from the hearts of these adult children of divorce and learn from their recollections and reflections of the mundane and the significant moments of life.
Explore the topics of divorce and its impact on college, coming home for the first time and navigating summer and Christmas once kids become young adults. In addition, a young adult watching a parents’ marriage unravel produces many deep and significant questions. Dr. Chris Gonzalez discusses some of those questions from a clinical and personal perspective.
What can we learn from 24 years of co-parenting? Long term, real-life co-parents speak to the mindset that helped them develop and maintain a healthy, functional co-parenting relationship for the long-term. Weddings and grandchildren are just a few of the things to be enjoyed in a life-long co-parenting relationship.
Tuesday, June 29 @ 2pm
They grow up together, live life together, and share mom and dad. Sometimes they fight like cats and dogs, sometimes they show incredible kindness and sacrifice. And sometimes, they hit each other because they are bored. They are siblings. This class sheds light on the unique relationship siblings have as they grow up together and work out interpersonal relationships, effective communication, and teamwork that prepare them for adulthood. It will give tips on how to parent your children to build strong bonds, and how to manage sibling rivalry.
Bible Study with Gabbi
Wednesday, June 30 @ 7pm
Weekly bible study going over “In His Image” by Jen Wilkin, with one of FirstLook’s Spiritual Mentors, Gabbi. This book discusses 10 ways God calls us to reflect his character.
Wednesday, June 30 @ 2pm
Of the different disorders a child can have, Autism ranks as one of the toughest. There is a lot of confusion about it, but there are also many things we know today to help a child live a happy and purposeful life. In this class, we’ll talk about the what autism is and dispel few misconceptions about it. We’ll look at the behaviors that could be a red flag for you. We’ll also talk about how to get the help and support both you and your child need, and the best ways to relate to a child living with autism.
Eye Contact Means Love (Birth)
Thursday, July 1 @ 2pm
Eye contact is considerably more important to us throughout our lives than we may imagine. Even as infants, it is key to the process of establishing emotional bonds with family. This class explores the development that is supported and the bonding that is encouraged through the intentional use of up close eye-contact.
The Importance of Bonding (Birth)
Thursday, July 1 @ 2pm
The love bond between child and parent is the foundation upon which all discipline, relationships and self-esteem is based. This class instructs both on the importance of bonding and good practices to promote bonding between infants and mothers.
Infant Expectations (Pregnancy)
Friday, July 2 @ 2pm
The first hours, days, and weeks with your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and know! What will my baby look like? What is normal? What kind of behaviors can I expect? Should my baby really sleep so much? Why does my baby cry so much? Is it colic? What if there are complications? What is the right treatment? This class will help new mothers know what to expect with their newborn child and equip them to make the transition from pregnancy to parenting a newborn.