News Release

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Contact: Michele Tryon
(757) 668-9304
Michele.Tryon@chkd.org

Free CHKD parenting classes and seminars in October

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

October 2, 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.

October 9, Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg - Monthly Open House. 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.

October 9, Understanding the Angry Child: For Parents of Children 6-11. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, 6th floor conference room 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. Understand the causes of anger, how to anticipate and defuse angry outbursts and help children manage their own emotions. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

October 10, 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.

October 16, Coastal Pediatrics Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. Free. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Coastal Pediatrics, 1735 City Center Blvd., Elizabeth City. Please join us for this free introductory class designed to inform the prospective breastfeeding mother about how to get breastfeeding off to a good start. Several topics are discussed including proper positioning, latch-on tips, management of common challenges and maternal nutrition. Come join us for this informative and fun class with Stacy Kucharczk. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

October 16, Positive Discipline for the Child with Special Needs. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, 6th floor conference room 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. Gain knowledge, skills and confidence in caring for children with special needs and health challenges. Understand the connection between a child's perception and behavior. Class includes positive discipline strategies that support healthy development and coping. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

October 23, 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.

October 24, Life with a Strong Willed Child. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 1st floor conference room 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. Parents and caregivers will learn how to understand challenging behaviors, how development and temperament affect behavior, and supportive ways of handling spirited children. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

October 26, Happiest Baby on The Block. Free. 10:00-12:00 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 3rd floor conference room 500 Discovery Drive, Chesapeake.  This FREE two-hour class for expectant and new parents will help mom and dad navigate the first 2-3 months of baby's life while learning how to soothe even the fussiest infant in minutes and help babies sleep longer. Parents will learn about the calming reflex, the cuddle cure and the "5 Ss." All particpants 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. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

October 28, Suffolk Pediatrics Meet & Greet and Baby Care 101