News Release

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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

Free CHKD parenting classes and seminars in September

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

September 4, 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.

September 4, 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.

September 10, 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.

September 10, Practical Parenting Webinar: Successful Breastfeeding. Free. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Online. Join Suffolk Pediatrics’ Lactation Consultant, Viki Martin, for this web-based program. Learn how to get breastfeeding off to a good start. Several topics will be presented including proper positioning, latch-on tips, management of common challenges and maternal nutrition. There will be plenty of time to listen and to ask questions. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes for access information.

September 12, Toddlers: What to Expect. Free. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Suffolk Pediatrics, 1009 Hill Pointe Blvd., Suffolk. Parents of toddlers will learn from our pediatric experts, how to provide healthy and safe environments for toddlers. Topics include but are not limited to: nutrition, safety and choking hazards, safe sleep, toilet training, and dental care. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

September 12, Positive Discipline. 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. Learn discipline techniques that work without yelling, arguing or spanking. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

September 16, Mindful Monday Series for Parents and Professionals. Free. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 1st floor conference room, 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. Learn a new concept and skill each session to reduce stress and guide you in raising joyful and resilient children. Focus on awareness, regulation and deliberate action as tools to enhance relationships and build positive connection with children. Understand how mindfulness can support positive growth and create cooperative, competent and caring individuals. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions: September 16, 30, October 7, 21, November 4, 18. Certificates will be given for attendance. This series does not meet regulations for court ordered or CPS ordered parenting. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

September 16, Nansemond Pediatrics Meet and Greet/Baby Care 101. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nansemond Pediatrics, 418 Market Street, Suffolk. Pregnant/expectant and new parents will meet some of our pediatricians, tour our office, receive a “goody bag” and learn about caring for their newborn. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

September 18, 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.

September 19, Life with a Strong Willed Child. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 1st floor conference room, 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. 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.

September 19, 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

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