News Release

Monday, March 19, 2012

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

Free CHKD parenting classes and seminars in April

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The following free public parenting program and seminars will be offered by CHKD in April.

April 2 - April 9, Nurturing Parenting Education Classes for Parents of Children Birth-5, Week 5 - Praising Children. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 3rd floor, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. For parents only. This is NOT a professional training. Learn the importance of raising children in a warm and caring home, where they can thrive and become respectful, caring and cooperative. Understand parenting roles, behavior encouragement techniques, and how to recognize and meet your own needs. This is a six part series of classes covering: Nurturing Philosophy, Ages and Stages, Brain Development, Communication, Praising Children, and Positive Ways to Deal with Stress and Anger. Attendance at all six classes is recommended but not required. You must register separately for each class. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

April 4, Chesapeake Pediatrics Meet and Greet. Free. 5-6 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, Suite 302, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. For new and expectant parents of families looking for a pediatric practice. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and tour the office with one of our healthcare providers. Call 668-2500 with questions. For more information about our practice go to www.chkd.org/chesapeakePeds. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

April 4, Welcome, Baby! At Pediatric Specialists. Free. 6-7 p.m. Pediatric Specialists 885 Kempsville Road, Suite 200, Norfolk. For expectant and new parents who want to learn how to prepare for their newborn. Our pediatrician will discuss newborn medical care issues, including immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, sleep safety and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and tour the office. To register please call (757) 461-6342. For more information about Pediatric Specialists go to www.chkd.org/pediatricspecialists.

April 4, Welcome, Baby! At Pediatric Specialists. Free. 6-7 p.m. Pediatric Specialists 612 Kingsborough Sq. Suite 301, Chesapeake. For expectant and new parents who want to learn how to prepare for their newborn. Our pediatrician will discuss newborn medical care issues, including immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, sleep safety and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and tour the office. To register please call (757) 461-6342. For more information about Pediatric Specialists go to www.chkd.org/pediatricspecialists.

April 6, Breastfeeding Consultation and Support at Courthouse Pediatrics. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Courthouse Pediatrics, 7363 Walker Avenue, Gloucester. Expectant and nursing moms can meet with a certified lactation specialist for guidance about breastfeeding. This includes proper positioning and latching on, feeding frequency and amounts, baby weight gain, allergies, breast problems, and other concerns. No registration required. For more information, call (804) 695-0305.

April 9, Nurturing Parenting Education Classes for Parents of Children Birth-5, Week 6 - Stress and Anger. Free. 6:30-8 p.m.CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 3rd floor,

500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. For parents only. This is NOT a professional training. Learn the importance of raising children in a warm and caring home, where they can thrive and become respectful, caring and cooperative. Understand parenting roles, behavior encouragement techniques, and how to recognize and meet your own needs. This is a six part series of classes covering: Nurturing Philosophy, Ages and Stages, Brain Development, Communication, Praising Children, and Positive Ways to Deal with Stress and Anger. Attendance at all six classes is recommended but not required. You must register separately for each class. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

April 11, Welcome, Baby! At Tidewater Children's Associates. Free. 6-7 p.m. Tidewater Children's Associates, 601-A Innovation Drive, Chesapeake. For expectant and new parents who want to learn how to prepare for their newborn. Our pediatrician will discuss newborn medical care issues, including immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, sleep safety and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and tour the office. For more information about our practice go to www.chkd.org/TCA. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

April 12, Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg - Monthly Open House. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg. Complimentary open house for new or expectant parents or families looking for a pediatrician. Call (757) 564-7337 press option 5 and then 3 with questions. For more information on our practice visit www.chkd.org/PAW. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

April 12, Separation and Divorce: Helping children cope. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m.CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. Learn to create supportive partnerships, balance home and work, and create a positive environment for your children, along with ways to help children deal with separation and divorce. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

April 16, Newport News Pediatrics Meet and Greet. Free. 6-7 p.m. Newport News Pediatrics, 11783 Rock Landing Dr., Suite 202, Newport News. On the 3rd Monday of every month you will have the opportunity to meet the Newport News Pediatricians and Lactation consultant to learn about the services available and what to expect from the practice. Lactation consultant will be available for a brief question and answer forum. Registration is required. Call 757-668-6300 to register.

April 17, Chesapeake Pediatrics Meet and Greet. Free. 5-6 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, Suite 302, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. For new and expectant parents of families looking for a pediatric practice. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and tour the office with one of our healthcare providers. Call 668-2500 with questions. For more information about our practice go to www.chkd.org/chesapeakePeds. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

April 18, Sibshops For Siblings 9 - 14 years old. Free. 6:30- 8 p.m. CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. A recreational workshop for brothers and sisters of children who have special health and development needs (including, but not limited to, diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart, kidney, liver gastrointestinal or lung disease, sickle cell, AIDS, head injuries, autism) to obtain peer support and education. Please call the social work department at (757) 668-7382 for information and registration.

April 18, Welcome, Baby! At Tidewater Children's Associates. Free. 6-7 p.m. Tidewater Children's Associates, 5835 Harbour View Boulevard- Suite B, Chesapeake. For expectant and new parents who want to learn how to prepare for their newborn. Our p