Upcoming Classes & Events
Baby Care for Adoptive Parents Session 2
When: September 22, 2014 | From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
| Children's Museum of Richmond-Central
(For families about to be formed through adoption – Part 2 of 2) Along with healthy baby care, this two-session class will focus on the special needs and issues specific to adoption, such as the importance of choosing an adoption-friendly pediatrician, infant/child nutrition, ways to promote bonding/attachment, and coping with comments/questions from others. Parents should register for both sessions. Class fee is per person, per session. Session 1 is scheduled for September 15th.
Instructors: Cristal Lake-Sanders, LPC and Michelle Sharma, RN
Baby Care Basics – Feeding and Nutrition, Diaper Changing, Bathing, Sleeping, Infant Health and Choosing a Pediatrician
Preparing for Parenthood Through Adoption – Attachment and Bonding
Rites of Passage to Becoming a Parent
Coping with Comments from Friends and Family
Talking with Your Child About Adoption
Fighters, Biters, Pushers and Smushers
When: September 23, 2014 | From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
| The Children's Museum of Richmond-Fredericksburg
When Time Out Doesn’t Work
When: September 24, 2014 | From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
| The Children's Museum of Richmond- Short Pump
ADHD: Paths To Success
When: September 25, 2014 | From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
| The Children's Museum of Richmond- Central
ADHD: Paths To Success (for Parents/Caregivers of Children Ages 4-11):
Learn strategies for working with the child on the symptoms which affect education, such as disorganization, procrastination, and distraction. Get tips for positive communication between home and school.
Instructor: Michelle Johnston, M.Ed
Special Thanks to Our Partners
RVA Parents Forum Series Boldly Tackles the Tough Issues
Richmond, VA- (September 2014) Parenting has always been hard and a whopping 83% of parents find parenting more challenging today than previous generations according to the recent report, “Culture of American Families” (2012). Where can parents turn for effective strategies and tested tools to guide them through the maze of difficulties they face in today’s modern world?
Commonwealth Parenting, celebrating its 30th Anniversary and new partnership with The Children’s Museum of Richmond, presents a 6-part RVA Parents Forum Series on the toughest issues confronting parents today.
“The Forum series will address the issues that have parents in a constant state of worry and anxiety,” said Liz Pearce, Director of Parent Engagement at The Children’s Museum of Richmond. “So many parents feel isolated and don’t know how to talk to their kids about uncomfortable subjects. We believe it’s never too soon or too late to start the conversation.”
Parenting experts and family educators will tackle topics ranging from Bullying, Alcohol, and Sex… to Divorce, Technology and Stress. Parents will learn how to identify potential problems and leave empowered with commonsense solutions and answers.
“We’re excited about bringing this much-needed Forum series to parents in central Virginia. Through our valuable partnership with Commonwealth Parenting, we can have a deeper impact in the community through parent and caregiver education,” said Karen Coltrane, President and CEO of The Children’s Museum of Richmond.
The RVA Parents Forum Series will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump location, 2200 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. The 6-part series kicks off October 14, 2014 and will run through April 14, 2015. Cost is $30 per class/$150 for series of 6. Cost includes dinner, class, parenting experts, and interactive Q&A session. Babysitting is available, reservations required. Please call 804-545-1272.
For more information or to schedule an interview with a Parenting Expert, contact Leslie Davis Blackwell at Lblackwell@c-mor.org or 804-304-4712.
- RVA Parents Forum Series
- Specialized Services: Child Observations
- Could Your Kids Be … Ahem… Over-indulged?
- Family Travel: Tips for Road Travel
- Disney Illustrator Turns Real Women Role Models Into Ilustrations
- Be More Than a Bystander
- Children’s Museum and Commonwealth Parenting Announce Merger
- The Power of Talking to Your Baby
Call and ask an expert
your parenting questions.
Raising Resilient Children, by Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Sam Goldstein
Taking Back Childhood, by Nancy Carlsson-Paige Ed.D.
It’s a Boy, by Dr. Michael Thompson
Getting to Calm:Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens, by Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D. and Jennifer Wyatt
The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parent Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, by Lawrence J. Cohen
Cancellation policy: Please call at least 24 hours ahead of time if you must cancel your consultation or child observation. There is a $25 cancellation fee if you fail to show up for a scheduled appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice. Thank you.