2014 Parenting Seminars Presented by Children's Hospital Colorado

Free parenting seminars are back!

Parenting. There is a lot to it. No one knows your kids like you do, but sometimes you need a quick tip, a new idea and maybe a little support to get past the fussing and on to the laughing, growing, learning and living. That's where the experts at Children's Hospital Colorado can help.

Children's Colorado is committed to providing a full range of pediatric services, often including services not available anywhere else. Our parenting seminars are one way we are able to share our pediatric expertise with you and your family.

Admission to the Parenting Seminar Series is FREE, but space is limited!

Please reserve your spot online today. Seminars are for adults only, except for the seminar on April 9. Here's the 2014 schedule at a glance:

2014 Parenting Seminars detailed schedule

No Regrets Parenting

From diapers to family dinners, helping with homework to college goodbyes, Dr. Harley Rotbart has tips on how to turn these minutes with your children into cherished moments.

When: Tuesday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Guest Speaker: Harley A. Rotbart, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Register online.

Talking About Toddlers

Do you wonder if your family can survive the terrible twos – or is it the terrible threes? Join us for an informative session on how to manage the ups and downs of the toddler years. We’ll cover it all – development, communication, positive parenting and discipline, tantrums and more!

When: Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Ayelet Talmi, PhD, infant and toddler specialist at Children’s Colorado, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Potty Training

Learn how to outsmart your toddler during the sometimes trying and challenging time of potty-training. We will discuss toilet-training basics and how to deal with toilet training resistance and pitfalls. Get tips on making the whole process easier for you and your child!

When: Thursday, June 12 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Guest speaker: Bart Schmitt, MD, director of the Encopresis/Enuresis (bowel/bladder) Clinic at Children’s Colorado, professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and award-winning author of Your Child’s Health.

Register online.

Back to School Stresses

The start of a school year can be a challenging time for kids and parents with transitions from one grade to another, new teachers, bullying, social pressure and much more. Learn from our expert on how to deal with the stresses in an artful way at the Denver Art Museum. This is an event for the whole family! Join us to get helpful tips while your kids, of all ages, participate in an art project. Free admission to the museum following the seminar.

When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to noon

Register online

940 Saturdays from Crib to College - Making the Most of Every Stage of Childhood

There are 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and the day he or she turns 18. That may sound like a lot when your kids are very young, but the years pass quickly. At each developmental stage, from the time your child first sits up, learns to walk, ride a bicycle, and ultimately drive, there are new opportunities for making the most of family time. This talk will guide parents in choosing age-appropriate, fun and memorable family activities for all the stages of childhood.

When: Thursday, September 18 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Guest Speakers: Harley A. Rotbart, MD, Professor and Vice Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Register online.

Hands-On Healthy Holiday Cooking

Looking for ways to stay healthy and happy this holiday season? Join us for a fun interactive cooking class to learn how to cook simple and nutritious snacks for the family.

When: Wednesday, November 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Guest Speakers: Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., R.D., University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Pediatrics/Section of Nutrition, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Register online.

Babies 101

Learn baby basics and what to expect with your newborn.  We’ll discuss ways to understand your baby’s behavior, establish good sleeping and eating habits and much more!

When: Tuesday, December 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Register online.

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