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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:

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

Upcoming Classes: 

November 13,2019- Register Now!

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!

INFANT 9-1-1

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

November 20, 2019- Register Now!

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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:

November 13, 2019

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:

December 15, 2019- Register Now!

February 5, 2020- Registration opens on 12/20/2019

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.

  • How have we come to think about what’s “typical” when it comes to gender?
  • What are today’s children and teens teaching us about gender?
  • How do we create a safe space for gender identity exploration as parents?
  • How do we help our school and community support young children?

Parents of Early Childhood and Primary School-Aged Children: Future date coming soon…

Parents of Pre-Adolescents & Adolescents: Future date coming soon…

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.

Session Topics:

  • Know Your Child
  • Time-in
  • Engagement and Understanding
  • Motivation through Positive Attention
  • Motivation through Experience
  • Motivation through Rewards
  • Problem-solving
  • Time-out and Ignoring
  • Pausing for Empathy and Self-Reflection
  • Accommodations/ Interventions

For parents with preschool through middle school-aged children.

Fall 2019: September 25 – December 11 (No class on October 9th or November 27th)

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Recognizing ADHD (New Seminar!)

  • Does your child having trouble paying attention?
  • Are they hyper or acting impulsively?

In this session, Dr. Lauren Zohler, our Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, will help you learn how to recognize if your child may have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  ADHD is a common disorder among children and adolescents, that can effect school performance, sleep, friendships, as well as life at home. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be something that limits your child. Join us for this informative seminar and get your most pressing questions answered.

Ideal age: Parents of children 7 years and up who have not been diagnosed with ADHD.

Upcoming Seminars:

December 9, 2019 – Register Now!

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:

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

Upcoming Seminars:

December 7th- Register Now!

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

Upcoming Seminars:

November 9, 2019- Register Now!

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 waitlist 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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