Parenting Center Workshops

Our Parenting Center provides parents-to-be, parents, and caregivers with support, guidance, and enrichment as they prepare for and raise their young children. Our workshops offer practical skills and solutions, advice, and community-building opportunities. 
Email MiriamS@washingtondcjcc.org with any workshops topics that you would like to see offered!

Upcoming Workshops:

Tuesday, June 7:
Raising Children with Healthy Body Image
Wednesdays, June 8-June 29: Preparing for Childbirth: Prenatal Education for the Modern Family
Thursday, June 16:
Mindful Eating for Breastfeeding
Sunday, June 26: Snap Happy: Family Photography 101
Wednesday, July 6: Stress-Free Parenting: How to Stay Calm, Cool, and Connected (to your child)
Sunday, July 17: Infant and Child CPR
Wednesday, July 27: Healthy Lunches in a Snap

Wednesdays, September 7-28: Preparing for Childbirth: Prenatal Education for the Modern Family

Also check out PACE, a great support group for women with babies ages 2 weeks to 5 months (not offered by the DCJCC, but meeting in our building)

Washington DCJCC Parent Workshops 

(Click on the workshop titles below for detailed descriptions, prices, and registration)

 

Raising Children with Healthy Body Image
Tuesday, June 7, 7:30pm
At a surprisingly young age, children internalize messages from our culture and from their families about body image.  This workshop will focus on steps that parents can take from the beginning to help children and families develop healthy relationships to food and body image, and to enhance self-esteem.  Participants will leave with concrete strategies and suggestions for raising healthy and confident children. Led by Alisa Schwartz, Ph.D .


 

Preparing for Childbirth: Prenatal Education for the Modern Family
4 Wednesdays, June 8-June 29, 7:00pm
Come prepare for your birth, your way!  Preparing for Childbirth is a comprehensive 4-week series covering labor anatomy and physiology, pain management, and common variations and complications. Included are practice exercises designed specifically for labor and delivery. Preparing for Childbirth also includes thorough and judgment-free discussion of all labor and delivery scenarios, including un-medicated births, epidurals and c-sections.  Taught by Nicole Bruno, a certified doula and childbirth educator.


 

Mindful Eating for Breastfeeding
Thursday, June 16, 11:00am
Babies welcome!
This lunchtime workshop is perfect for pregnant and breastfeeding moms who want to revamp their eating habits to nourish themselves, nurture their breast milk and create a healthful, whole foods kitchen for their family and children. Topics will include Simple Steps for Nursing Nutrition, Getting Food on the Table with a Baby on Your Hip, and Nutrition Prescriptions for Common Concerns such as colic, eczema, and acid reflux.  All participants will enjoy a light lunch featuring ingredients and recipes from the Ultimate Breastfeeding Food list, and will leave with recipes and strategies. 


 

Snap Happy: Family Photography 101
Sunday, June 26, 1:00pm
Tired of taking hundreds of sub-par photos of your kids?  Just in time for summer vacation pictures, this 90-minute hands-on workshop will equip busy moms and dads with the photography fundamentals to capture spontaneous childhood moments with polish and prowess. The workshop translates theory into simple tricks that you can quickly apply to each family snapshot, regardless of what camera model you use. Professional photographer Julie Kubal will teach you the skills and help you put them into practice.


 

Stress-Free Parenting: How to Stay Calm, Cool, and Connected (to your child) 
Wednesday, July 6, 7:30pm
Parenting is stressful, right?  Do you feel like you are rushing from one thing to the next and always multitasking?  Do you want to stop yelling and to connect with your kids in more positive ways?  Led by two Duke-trained integrative health coaches, the workshop will give you tangible tools, specific strategies, and proven techniques to help manage stress, parent with more patience and presence, and create a more positive relationship with your children.


 

Infant and Child CPR 
Sunday, July 17, 10:00am
Make your family safer by learning life-saving skills from American Heart Association instructor Jay Gruber!


  Healthy Lunches in a Snap
Wednesday, July 27, 7:30pm
Do you feel like you are always scrambling to get lunches made? Do you pack the same lunch every single day? Are there daily battles over what goes into the lunchbox? In this workshop you will learn how with a little planning, and almost no effort, you and your kids can be eating quick, easy, and well-balanced lunches that everyone can feel good about!  Led by Jessica Braider, Health Coach



Preparing for Childbirth: Prenatal Education for the Modern Family
4 Wednesdays, September 7-September 28, 7:00pm
Come prepare for your birth, your way!  Preparing for Childbirth is a comprehensive 4-week series covering labor anatomy and physiology, pain management, and common variations and complications. Included are practice exercises designed specifically for labor and delivery. Preparing for Childbirth also includes thorough and judgment-free discussion of all labor and delivery scenarios, including un-medicated births, epidurals and c-sections.  Taught by Nicole Bruno, a certified doula and childbirth educator.



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Contact

Miriam Szubin
Parenting Center Director

miriams@washingtondcjcc.org
p. (202) 777-3263
f. (202) 518-9420