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BANGOR - There is no instructor's manual that comes with raising kids, but Penquis and Eastern Maine Medical Center are offering the next best thing: Boot Camp for New Dads. It's a free workshop that Penquis has made available for area fathers-to-be for more than 10 years.

"Our average attendance is about eight to 10 men, primarily from Penobscot and Piscataquis County," said Denise Trafton, home visitor with the Maine Families Home Visiting Program, a service of Penquis. "Popular conversations include how to support your partner, what to expect with a newborn, how to support breastfeeding, new family roles and the nuts and bolts [such as] feeding, diapering and development."

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 15:49

Penquis becoming part of your family

Child Development Services for all families

BANGOR Women today really want to have it all: a career, a family, a social life. But it can be difficult if not downright impossible to find that perfect balance. Many moms struggle with the guilt associated with placing their children in day care, and finding a place that can not only help assuage the guilt but make the parents feel like they're making a healthy decision is key.

Penquis has several Child Development Service centers in Bangor that are open to families of all incomes and offers quality child care to area families.

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