News Release

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman, (757) 668-7554 Greg.Raver-Lampman@chkd.org

Free Kohl's-sponsored classes and seminars in November

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The following free public program will be offered by CHKD and Kohl’s Cares Family Forum in November

November 1 - November 22, 24/7 Dads Program. Free. 5:15-8 p.m. Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Board Room, 2nd floor, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. This free four-week program (for dads only) will give you a better understanding of your role as a father and the roles played in raising a child by other family members. Learn about basic parenting skills, positive discipline, expectations and child development, communication techniques with any age child, and how to get involved with your child. Family origin, fathering and culture will also be discussed, as well as how addictions hinder father/child relationships. The class book and a light meal will be provided free of charge. Presented by Kohl's Cares Family Forum. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 5, Happiest Baby on the Block. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, 6th floor Conference Room, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. This two-hour class for expectant and new parents will help Mom and Dad navigate the first months of Baby's life while learning how to soothe even the fussiest infant in minutes and help Baby sleep longer. Parents will learn about the calming reflex, the cuddle cure and the "5 Ss." All participants will receive "The Happiest Baby on the Block" DVD by Dr. Harvey Karp and a soothing sounds CD. Space is limited and registration is required. Call Sam Fabian at 668-7402 to register. Presented by Kohl's Cares Family Forum

November 18, Texting, Gaming, Social Media and Our Children. Free. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Virginia Beach Central Library, Auditorium, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. With internet, gaming systems, MP3 players, and cell phones, children are digitally connected 24/7. Because it's all coming at us so fast, it's hard to stay on top of the technology and even harder to help kids make good digital decisions. This presentation will review the digital landscape and cover cyberbullying, social networking, gaming and virtual worlds, parent control systems, digital footprints and how to keep your child safe. Presented by Kohl's Cares Family Forum. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes