• Upcoming Classes & Events

    • Baby Care for Adoptive Parents: Session 1

      When: November 3, 2014 | From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Unnamed Organizer | Children's Museum of Richmond-Central

      (For families about to be formed by adoption) Led by an RN, this class will cover the care of infants up to one year of age, including feeding & nutrition, bathing, diapering, swaddling, sleeping, health & safety, attachment/bonding, generally what to expect in the hospital as prospective adoptive parents, choosing a pediatrician, and when to call the pediatrician.  All seminars and workshops operate on a sliding fee scale basis. Scholarships and discounts are available. Please inquire.

      Instructors: Cristal Lake-Sanders, LPC and Michelle Sharma, RN

      Eventbrite - Baby Care for Adoptive Parents Session 1

    • Fighters, Biters, Pushers & Smushers

      When: November 6, 2014 | From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
      Cost: $30.00
      | The Children's Museum of Richmond- Central

      (for Parents/Caregivers of Toddlers) Class participants will learn 1) that toddler aggression is usually a normal part of development;  2) how to handle toddler aggression and how to minimize its impact; and 3) when aggression is abnormal and when to seek help.  All seminars and workshops operate on a sliding fee scale basis. Scholarships and discounts are available. Please inquire.

      Instructor: Michelle Johnston, M.A.

      Eventbrite - Fighters, Biters, Pushers & Smushers

    • Fall Into Play: Dinosaur Discovery

      When: November 7, 2014 | From 9:30 am to 10:30 am
      Cost: 5.00
      Commonwealth Parenting | The Steward School

      (For preschoolers and their parents) Join us for hands-on activities that explore the tools needed for 21st-century problem solving.

      In this session, children and parents will examine artifacts to learn how dinosaurs lived and what they looked like. Through literature and hands on activities students will explore opposites, sorting, and matching, which are associated with critical thinking skills.

      Each session is $5.00 per family.

      Eventbrite - Fall Into Play: Dinosaur Discovery

    • Baby Care for Adoptive Parents: Session 2

      When: November 10, 2014 | From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
      Cost: 30.00
      Unnamed Organizer | Children's Museum of Richmond-Central

       

      (For families about to be formed through adoption) This 2nd part of the class is facilitated by a LPC and addresses the preparation process to becoming a parent through adoption as well as explores “special” issues in being an adoptive family, i.e., having to create our own rite of passage to becoming parents, coping with comments from others, our child/ren’s developmental understanding of what it means to have been adopted, etc.  Participants will be provided numerous resources to assist with post-adoption support, too. All seminars and workshops operate on a sliding fee scale basis. Scholarships and discounts are available. Please inquire.

      Instructors: Cristal Lake-Sanders, LPC and Michelle Sharma, RN

       

      Eventbrite - Baby Care for Adoptive Parents: Session 2

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