News Release

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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

Free parenting classes and seminars offered by CHKD in July

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

July 11, 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.

July 14, CHKD Sports Medicine Coach's Clinic. Free. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Grassfield High School, 2007 Grizzley Trail, Chesapeake. Coaches from all levels of competition are invited to join the CHKD sports medicine team and special guest speaker Gregory Myer, PhD, co-director of Sports Medicine Research at Cincinnati Children’s to our sports medicine coach’s clinic. Coaches from private and public schools, as well as from club and recreation programs, who want to learn more about preventing injuries and getting athletes ready for competition are encouraged to register. Additional session topics will include information on guidelines for conditioning and enhanced performance, dynamic stretching and warm-up/cool downs, hydration and heat illness, nutrition, dangers of supplements and energy drinks, concussions and interactive break out sessions. Registration is required and limited. This clinic is free and lunch will be provided. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

July 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.

July 18, Understanding the Angry Child: For Parents of School-aged Children. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrook, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. Learn to understand the causes of anger and how to anticipate and defuse angry outbursts, helping children manage their own emotions. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

July 19, Separation and Divorce: Helping Children Cope. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. 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.

July 19, Baby Care 101 at Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg. Free. 7-9 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg. Class 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, belly button and diaper care, how to position your baby for sleep and general household and car seat safety tips. Lots of opportunities to ask questions about the first year of life. Call (757) 564-7337 press option 5 then 3 with questions. For more information on our practice visit www.chkd.org/PAW. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

July 24, Chesapeake Pediatrics Meet and Greet. Free. 5-6 p.m. Chesapeake Pediatrics- Oakbrooke, 500 Discovery Drvie - Suite 302, 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.

July 25, Parenting on the Same Page: For Parenting Partners. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. Raising children can be challenging, especially when the parent’s discipline styles are different. Learn where your parenting philosophy and mind set come from and how to support a unified front when parenting your child. Strategies to develop positive discipline in the home that works for both parenting partners and the child will be discussed. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

July 26, Breastfeeding Advice. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg. Please join us for this free introductory class designed to inform the prospective breastfeeding mother about the advantages of breastfeeding. Several topics are discussed including proper positioning; latch on tips, management of engorgement and sore nipples, as well as returning to work and maternal medications. Come join us for this informative and fun class. Please call (757) 564-7337 press 5 then 3 if you have questions. For more information on our practice visit www.chkd.org/PAW. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.