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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

May 16-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:

May 9th @ 1pm

May 23rd @ 1pm

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 soon…

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…

The Magic of Everyday Movement

 MOCO Movement Center leads this special seminar for children who are in the pre-walking phase of their development and toddlers.  In this session, you will better understand how playtime with parents and caregivers helps children learn. You will also discover activities that encourage movement and how simple adjustments can help children learn developmental movements on their own, such as rolling over and taking those first steps!

Ideal Age: 0-3 years. Please reserve only 1 ticket per parent/child.

Upcoming Seminars: Stay tuned for our next MOCO Movement Seminar

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 into 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:

June 27, 2018- 5:00pm

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…

Destination College: Transitioning to College

Led by Achieva Educational Consulting. This workshop helps students and parents identify and understand the skills and abilities needed to successfully transition from middle school to high school and ultimately to college.

Upcoming Seminars:
Future dates coming soon…

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:

Future dates coming soon…

Toddler Challenges

Presented by Amy Gates, LCSW-C

If you are overwhelmed with your toddler and nothing seems to work, join us in our new Toddler Challenges class where we will touch base on the following:

• Talk through roadblocks and get some practical advice on parenting challenges from a specialist.
• Learn how to work better with your spouse and integrate parenting styles.
• Get practical advice to help you find balance and get your feet back under you.

Upcoming Sessions:

New sessions will be posted soon. Check back for the next available date/time. 

Kick Start Kindergarten Brain Camp

Presented by Wendy Taylor, M. Ed, Learning Essentials 

Learning happens best when both the brain and the body are actively engaged. The Kick Start Kindergarten Camp reinforces essential academics through physical movement and prepares incoming kindergartners for their new routine.

As a result, students will gain:
* Problem-solving abilities
* Self-confidence and social skills
* Thinking and language skills
* Physical coordination and spatial awareness

Register Now!

Think, Play, Grow Brain Camp

Presented by Wendy Taylor, M. Ed, Learning Essentials

For young children (ages 3 to 4), play is the path to learning. It’s the way they expand their cognitive, social, emotional, language and motor abilities. Play challenges children and helps them to understand the world around them.

At Learning Essentials, we use age appropriate play in a nurturing environment to help children ages 3-4 to develop
and grow through creative, movement-based activities. As a result, children’s learning readiness, social-emotional development, sensory motor skills and problem-solving abilities are enhanced. Gaining these skills builds theirself-confidence and their resiliency to face future
challenges.

Our Think, Play, Grow Brain Camp is designed and led by a licensed educator to provide opportunities for the
development of:
* fine and gross motor skills,
* socialization and language skills
* coping skills, cognitive development, and,
* sensory exploration

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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