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Newborn Care & Comfort

A 90 minutes 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:

  • Breastfeeding/ supplementing
  • Cradle cap
  • Baby acne
  • Bathing and nail care
  • Sleeping and swaddling
  • and much more.

Upcoming Classes: All classes start at 10:00 AM

October 17th- Register Now! 

November 21st- Register Now!

December 19th- Register Now!

INFANT 9-1-1  An infant first-aid and CPR seminar. This class is immediately following selected Newborn Care & Comfort seminars.

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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:

September 26th at 1:00pm          October 10th at 1:00pm

October 24th at 1:00pm               November 14th at 1:00pm

November 28th at 1:00pm          December 12th at 1:00pm

December 26th(NO Group)

Girlology PUBERTY: Something NEW about YOU

For GIRLS ages 8-11 years & a parent* (or parent substitute)

The program will discuss:

  • Growth & Development
  • Bras & Bra Shopping
  • Hygiene & Hair Management
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Anatomy
  • Menstruation & Menstrual Hygiene
  • Feminine Care Products
  • Moods & Emotions
  • Curiosity & Internet Safety

Upcoming Seminars:
Future dates coming soon…

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:

  • What to expect developmentally during this time
  • Parenting tips to get you through these tricky and sensitive years
  • How to navigate technology/social media with your tween/early teen

Upcoming Seminars:
September 20th- Register Now! (Currently full- click to join the waitlist)

November 10th- Register Now!

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

Upcoming Seminars:

October 20th- Register Now! (Currently full-click to join the waitlist)

Teen Depression & Suicide Prevention

While occasional mood swings and acting out is expected during the teenage years, depression is a serious health problem that can cause an intense sense of anger, sadness, despair or lead to something more serious such as suicide.

Unfortunately, the majority of the time, teens need YOU to recognize their suffering in order to get the help they need. This may be hard for you to recognize because depression does not look the same as adults’ depression symptoms. Parents, please join Dena Alalfey, local psychotherapist & former educator and coach to learn more.

Upcoming Seminars: Determining Future Dates…

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

  • Egg: Hardboiled egg, scrambled egg
  • Milk: Pudding, dry milk powder mixed with a food of choice, yogurt
  • Wheat: Toast strip, small bits of cooked pasta
  • Soy: Tofu, edamame cooked soft and mashed, soy flour mixed into a food of choice
  • Peanut: Peanut powder mixed into a food of choice, thin layer peanut butter on toast, peanut butter diluted with water until thin (1:1 ratio)
  • Tree Nut: Almond / Cashew butter diluted with water until thin (1:1 ratio), thin  layer almond/cashew butter on toast

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.

Upcoming Seminars:

September 26, 2018, at 5:00 PM- Register Now!

The Secret to Pill Swallowing 

Presented by Hallie Bulkin, MA, CCC-SLP founder of Little Sprout Speech.  In this session, you will discover her secret 3-step strategy to easily swallowing pills. You will leave with not only her 3-step strategy but other helpful tips and tricks that will help make your medication administration challenges easier to overcome. This is a hands-on workshop where you will practice pill swallowing techniques that you will be teaching your child at home. When you leave this workshop you will feel confident in your ability to help your child successfully transition from liquids to pills without all the frustration and wasted medication

Upcoming Seminars:
Future dates coming soon…

Little Moon Children’s Yoga: ASD and ADHD Yoga for Kids!

Presented by Jess Gruber from Little Moon Children’s Yoga

Embodiment – awareness of the body from within, in space, and in relation to other objects in their environment – is one of the effects of yoga therapy for children, especially in children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Yoga therapy as practiced with children who have been diagnosed with ASD has shown to significantly improve: eye contact, sitting tolerance, body awareness, sleep issues, anxiety, and gastrointestinal problems. Children who have been diagnosed with ADHD that attend yoga therapy have been shown to improve their executive functioning, ability to focus, self-regulation, body awareness, symptoms of anxiety, and sleep difficulties.

The group yoga therapy sessions will include breath work, movement and yoga postures, meditations and mindfulness exercises, and a gentle rest (savasana). Each session will be tailored to the specific group of children attending in accordance with the following themes:

  • Movement and awareness of the body
  • Awareness of body in space and connection to others
  • Awareness of sensory stimulation and naming sensations
  • Managing feelings of stress and anxiety through mindfulness practices

Grade:1-5/ Ages: 6-10

Cost: $150.00 for 4 sessions (October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th)

Time: 4:30pm to 5:15pm

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Message to our Patients:

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:

Classes led by:

  • Potomac Pediatrics Nutritionist:  No-Show Fee: $25
  • Ancillary Classes & Seminars Led by Potomac Pediatrics Staff: $15
  • Ancillary Classes & Seminars Led by Community Specialists: $25

 

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