Saturday, Sept. 28th - The Allay Mommy Academy

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Parent Child Bonding Class

Bonding with Baby: The Parent-Infant Relationship and How To Strengthen It

Rachel Sassoon, on Saturday, September 28th

Choose: 12 noon or 1:30pm sessions

Rachel Sassoon, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC. She also holds a Master’s in the field of risk and resilience and has studied infant and young child development. Dr. Sassoon has worked as a school counselor and as a teacher in early childhood centers. Dr. Sassoon recently became a new mom to an infant daughter.

This Workshop Will Cover the Following:

> Understand the importance of creating a strong partnership with your baby. 

> Learn what babies need to feel secure and how to help them
learn from their own experiences. 

> Learn how to develop “emotional muscles” - both yours and your baby’s. 

Location: 
Physician’s Building
In the lobby of Ob-Gyn Associates
1400 Forest Glen Rd, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The free class space is limited so email
to enroll at:
allaysignup@gmail.com

Metro: Forest Glen
Parking: Free (we validate)

Saturday, Sept. 14th - The Allay Mommy Academy

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Relationship Building Class

Strong Relationships, Strong Moms: How to improve your relationships with family, partners, and yourself

Emily Cook, on Saturday, September 14th

Choose: 12 noon or 1:30pm sessions

Dr. Emily Cook is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in helping people repair and enrich their relationships. Her counseling with women focuses on building relationship skills, deepening insight into family patterns, and gaining confidence to live a life full of joy and resilience. Dr. Cook graduated from the University of Maryland, has worked in private practice since 2010, and is the mother of two boys (5 and 2). 

This Workshop Will Cover the Following:

> Explore your boundaries with others and learn how to set healthy limits

> Identify the patterns you carry from your family and learn how to change the story

> Recognize your emotional triggers and learn how to respond instead of react

> Practice communication skills and learn how to speak up for your needs

> Discover the power of motherhood and learn how to connect to your intuition

Location: 
Physician’s Building
In the lobby of Ob-Gyn Associates
1400 Forest Glen Rd, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The free class space is limited so email
to enroll at:
allaysignup@gmail.com

Metro: Forest Glen
Parking: Free (we validate)

Saturday, Sept. 21st - The Allay Mommy Academy

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Emergent Literacy Class

Connecting with Your Baby Using Stories, Books, and Songs:

Norma Day-Vines, on Saturday, August 21st

Choose: 12 noon or 1:30pm sessions

Norma L. Day-Vines is Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Counseling and Human Development at Johns Hopkins University. One of her areas of interest involves using books as tools to promote the healthy development of babies and  children.

This Workshop Will Cover the Following:

> Benefits of Reading Regularly to Your Child

> Strategies for Reading Books with Your Babies

> Reading Ages and Stages

> Songs and Stories to Engage Children

Location: 
Physician’s Building
In the lobby of Ob-Gyn Associates
1400 Forest Glen Rd, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The free class space is limited so email
to enroll at:
allaysignup@gmail.com

Metro: Forest Glen
Parking: Free (we validate)

Saturday, Sept. 17th - The Allay Mommy Academy

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School Readiness Class

Positive Approaches to Parenting

Caroline Benner, on Saturday, September 7th

Choose: 12 noon or 1:30pm sessions

Caroline Benner is a Head Start teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools. She has six years of experience as an educator of young children. She also has extensive volunteer experience working with young children living in poverty, as well as in medical settings. Caroline has been nominated for Outstanding Teacher honors by the families that she serves for her exceptional commitment to her work. 

This Workshop Will Cover the Following:

> School readiness

> Building a positive relationship between you and your child

> Understanding the importance of consistency and routine

Location: 
Physician’s Building
In the lobby of Ob-Gyn Associates
1400 Forest Glen Rd, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The free class space is limited so email
to enroll at:
allaysignup@gmail.com

Metro: Forest Glen
Parking: Free (we validate)