News Release

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Contact: Dawn Midgette, (757) 668-9957

Free CHKD parenting classes and seminars in May

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

May 1, Welcome, Baby! at Pediatric Specialists. Free. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Pediatric Specialists, 885 Kempsville Rd., Suite 200, Norfolk. At this class for new and expectant parents, our pediatrician will discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, sleep safety and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and tour the office. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 1, Nurturing Parenting Series: For Parents of Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges (Birth to Five). Free. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 3rd floor conference room 500 Discovery Drive, Chesapeake. This four-week series (for parents only) offers families the support and skills they need to navigate the path of parenting when a child is diagnosed with special needs or health challenges. Families will learn to create nurturing homes, focus on positive discipline, support siblings, and establish cooperative care routines. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. Tuesdays 5/1, 5/15, 5/22, and 5/29. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 7, Chesapeake Pediatrics Meet and Greet. Free. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Drive - Suite 302, Chesapeake. For new and expectant parents or 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. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 9, Monthly Open House at Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Boulevard, Williamsburg. For new or expectant parents or families looking for a pediatrician. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 11, CHKD Birth and Beyond Family Expo 2013. Free. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Founders Inn, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. Largest Family Expo of this kind in Hampton Roads! Join us on May 11, 2013 for a day of fun, education, entertainment, shopping and fabulous giveaways for the entire family. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 16, Infant Massage. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Boulevard, Williamsburg. Expecting and new parents will learn simple infant massage techniques designed for infants from birth to 6 months. Gain hands-on experience and learn how infant massage promotes better sleep and may strengthen the immune system. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 16, Baby Care 101 at Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Boulevard, Williamsburg. Class for expectant and newborn parents who want to learn about providing a safe and secure environment for their infants.  Learn about how to bathe and comfort your baby, about 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. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 16, Positive Discipline. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 1st floor conference room 11783 Rock Landing Road, Newport News. Learn discipline techniques that work without yelling, arguing or spanking. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 22, Chesapeake Pediatrics Meet and Greet. Free. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Chesapeake Pediatrics- Oakbrooke, 500 Discovery Drive - Suite 302, Chesapeake. For new and expectant parents or 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. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 23, Breastfeeding Advice at Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Boulevard, Williamsburg. Please join us for this free introductory class designed to help expectant mothers get off to a good start breastfeeding. Several topics are discussed including proper positioning, latch-on tips, common challenges, 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. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

May 30, Positive Discipline. Free. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 1st floor conference room 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. Learn discipline techniques that work without yelling, arguing or spanking. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.