About


About

 

The Center for Parenting & Play

Our Philosophy

The Center for Parenting and Play uses an attachment-focused, brain-based approach. Informed by Attachment Theory, our parenting classes help parents to focus on the “long game” of parenting – to develop a positive, healthy relationship with their children. We use the latest brain science to help families understand their developing child, whose needs and behaviors change as they grow. We provide families with practical tools for managing difficult situations with their children, as well as skills for helping adults stay calm in times of stress.

 

Saint Andre Home is one of the few agencies in Maine offering classes and expertise in brain-based, attachment-focused, parenting techniques, through the Center for Parenting and Play – a specialized play center where clinicians can facilitate individual and group therapeutic play experiences for children, offer parenting classes, and provide on-site child care for children while their parent receives counseling.