GAP to hold meeting July 9

The next meeting of the Grandparents as Parents support group will be 7 p.m., Thursday July 9, at the Pregnancy Resource Center – A Place of Hope, located 852 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown.

To date, guest speakers have provided resources and information regarding assistance available to those who are parenting children other than their own. Information is also provided for summer entertainment that is free or of minimal cost. Childcare is provided.

At the June meeting, the book “The Five Love Languages of Children” by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell was discussed.

The PRC offers this as one of its classes that clients may take in order to earn a crib or baby bucks.

At the end of this eight-week class, a client receives a new crib, crib mattress and bedding or baby bucks to spend in the Baby Boutique.

The discussion touched on the five love languages and how grandparents may apply this principle to daily encounters with their children, how to discover their child’s primary love language, and how to use it in a way that communicates unconditional love to the child. The five love languages are physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, and acts of service.

If anyone is interested in taking part in one of these classes, contact Rose at the PRC at 937-378-6853. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments take priority.