News Release

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman
(757) 668-7554

CHKD free public programs in May

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.— The following free public programs will be offered by CHKD in May.

May 13, Blended Family: Tips for Stepfamilies. Free. 7:00- 8:30 p.m. CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. With second marriages as common as they are today, how do you take what was twodifferent households and bring them together into one? How do you blend mine, yours, and ours? Learn the stages of adjustment and ways to increase cooperation and decrease frustration. Register online at

May 14, Newborn Care and Safety. Free. 10 a.m. – noon. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. For expectant and newborn parents who want to learn about providing a safe and secure environment for their infant. Learn about how to bathe and comfort your baby, how to position your baby for sleep and to make the crib safe and general household and car seat safety tips. Lots of opportunities to ask questions about the first year of life. Register online at

May 15, Sibshop Family Picinic. Free. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Portsmouth City Park Shelter #3, Portsmouth.  For moreinformation call Natalie Bjorkman at 757-668-7382.

May 25, Life with a Strong-willed Child. Free. 7:00- 8:30 p.m. CHKD Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. Parents and caregivers will learn how to understand acting-out behaviors, how temperament affects behavior and effective ways to handle spirited children. Register online at