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Grandparent Brown Bag Lunch (December 2018)

We look forward to welcoming you at our Grandparent Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, December 6, 12-1:30 pm

Location: Community room at Patent 523 AparGrandparentHappyHour091818tments in Capitol Hill, 523 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

Topic: Grandparenting: How to be exactly the kind of grandparent your family needs

Grandparents have a tremendous impact on the families their children create. As new parents navigate their transition into parenthood, they not only need to build a relationship with their babies and figure out what parent they want to be; they also are often needing to reorient their relationship with their own parents. This process can be confusing for new parents and grandparents. Come learn about the important role you play, how to best support new parents and your new grandbaby, and figure out how to gracefully transition into this wonderful new role. We will explore just how important a grandparent’s role is for their adult children’s and grandchildren’s mental health and how they can positively contribute to a healthy beginning of their children’s new families.

Presenter: Shanna Donhauser of Happy Nest, Psychotherapist, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist

Shanna Donhauser is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in infant mental health, early childhood development, and attachment. A graduate of both the University of Washington and New York University, Shanna has worked in various programs supporting parent/child attachment in Seattle, NYC, and the Bay Area. Currently, Shanna works with families with young children experiencing stress, conflict, and trauma in her practice, Happy Nest Therapy. Shanna is a member of the PEPS Board of Directors.

Come and bring a friend to celebrate being a grandparent, and meet & mingle with other grandparents in our area in an informal and relaxed setting.