Newborn Care & Comfort
A 90 minute class highly recommended for parents with infants 0-4 weeks old. Our Registered Nurse will provide you with advice on newborn care, address your concerns, as well as demonstrate some of the following topics:
Class starts at 12:00 pm! You’re welcome to stay and hang out for our Newborn Feeding Support Group at 1:00 pm as well!
An infant first-aid and CPR seminar. This class is immediately following selected Newborn Care & Comfort seminars.
Future dates coming this fall!
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Baby Feeding Support Group for Mom’s
Bring your 0-6 month old and join Maureen Mills, RN, IBCLC our Lactation Consultant for a walk-in session on feeding and infant care. Here you will get an opportunity to get FREE assistance with your feeding needs and meet other moms who may be experiencing similar challenges.
No need to sign up, just walk right in and join us in the Potomac Pediatrics conference room, Suite 220 on the second floor.
Groups meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM.
Upcoming Group Sessions:
July 24, 2019
For GIRLS ages 8-11 years & a parent* (or parent substitute)
The program will discuss:
New! Every child ticket will now come with the Girlology book!
You will need to purchase a ticket for each adult and child attending. Spaces are limited.
If the event is full please add yourself to the waitlist! Families on our waitlist get priority registration for the next event. Stay tuned for future dates! Please note this waitlist is maintained by Girlology not Potomac Pediatrics. This seminar is now open to non-Potomac Pediatrics patients.
Peanut Butter Party
Are you having a stressful time with the thought of or actually introducing potentially allergenic foods to your baby? Rather than sitting in our parking lot and hoping for the best, we invite you to join us for our allergen food introduction session. Just bring your baby, and feeding supplies with you and we will be on hand for guidance and medical support in the unlikely event that medical intervention is required.
While the name of the seminar implies it is solely for the introduction of peanuts, parents are welcome to introduce any of the major allergens they may be anxious about. Here are some ideas of what you could bring with you to introduce:
Potential Allergen: Food
Please remember: only one allergen is to be introduced at this workshop and your child should be eating a couple of other solid foods first.
This session will be lead by our very own Pediatric Nutritionist, Jane Henley, and one of our highly experienced triage and clinical team members; Nurse Nicole, who just so happens to also be a mother of a child with food allergies.
Gender Outside of the Box: Cultivating Self Acceptance and Confidence in Early Childhood and Primary School-Aged Children on a Gender Journey
This seminar explores different aspects of gender identity.
Parents of Early Childhood and Primary School-Aged Children: July 18th at 6:30 PM – Register Now!
Parents of Pre-Adolescents & Adolescents: August 15th at 6:30 PM – Register Now!
Raising Your Challenging Child
The interactive format is designed to help parents identify the source of their child’s behavior and learn what they can do about it. Group leaders for this program will be Jill Jerome, LCSW-C and Orly Zimmerman-Leizerov, LCSW-C. At each session, Jill and Orly will provide proactive strategies for raising children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences. Parents will learn to customize their approach to fit their child’s unique profile. Based on Dr. Dan Shapiro’s Parent Child Journey.
For parents with preschool through middle school aged children.
Fall 2019: September 25 – December 11 (No class on October 9th or November 27th)
Help! My Pre-teen Wants to be a Teenager
Parenting a pre-teen can bring on many challenges, especially when they “feel” like they are already a teenager! Their desire to grow up can leave even the most experienced parents wondering what to do. If you are finding yourself in this situation this is the right class for you. Let us guide you through the tween milestone and answer your most challenging questions.
In this session Vicki Klein, LCSW-C will prepare you for:
Future dates coming this fall!
The Art of Teen Talk
Parenting teenagers can often feel like you are navigating a minefield. Even the most competent parents come against new challenges during this stage of development. In this session, Amy Gates will help parents problem solve their specific challenges and offer new ideas for relating to their teens.
Ideal Age: Parents of children 12-18 yrs
Future dates coming this fall!
Winning Over Worries! Teen Anxiety Basics
Does your child worry excessively and appear more anxious than his/her peers? Does he/she avoid certain situations or have various rituals that your family seems to accommodate? In this session, Vicki Klein, LCW-C who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxious kids/teens, will help you learn how to best respond to your anxious child.
You will learn ways to combat the anxiety, and how to get your child to “Face Their Fears”. Worries don’t have to take over your child!
Ideal Age: Parents of children 11 years and up
Future dates coming soon…
We strive to keep things fresh, interesting, and informative. We are frequently collaborating with specialists in our community to bring you valuable resources, seminars, and classes that are inclusive to your Annual Non-Covered Services Fee. Due to space we must limit the number of attendees per class and will continue working to open up more dates for our most popular sessions. We ask that if you register for a class, please attend or cancel your reservation within 24 hours of the event so another parent on our wait list may take your place. Due to the high number of no-shows at these FREE events effective immediately a no-show fee will be charged to your credit card on file. The following charges will apply:
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