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Encompass Parenting at Virginia Mason

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Click here to see a terrific Issaquah Press article on the "Emotion Coaching" workshop by Laura Geggel.

Looking for a smarter way to parent your young child? Join us on first Thursdays at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Issaquah for this FREE series ...

Encompass Parenting at Virginia Mason!

Presented by Virginia Mason Medical Center, Issaquah

This groundbreaking Encompass workshop series at the Virginia Mason Issaquah Clinic presents the latest scientific research findings on child development in a useful, practical way. Learn the pillars of your child’s social and emotional development and why they are critical to your child’s future success in academics and in life.

This FREE series is for expecting parents and those with children from newborns to age 5. Sign up now. Space is limited!

Kerry Beymer (pronounced BEE-murr) graduated from Washington State University and has been a parenting educator for more than 15 years. She is Parenting Support and Education manager at Encompass. Kerry has two children, one in college and one in elementary school. She recently was certified as a “Parenting Counts Educator” by the Talaris Institute of Seattle. Kerry uses humor and storytelling in her classes in a non- judgmental setting. “Parenting,” she says, “is the most challenging and most important job there is.”

The details

Series of 2014 workshops, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

February 6, 2014 
Movement - Critical for Early Development
Early development is shaped broadly by a child's ability to move. Exploring their environments is how infants and young children learn critical physical, social and cognitive skills.

March 6, 2014
Sensory Processing Disorder
Some misbehavior can really be sensory-driven, and when the sensory problem is corrected, the behavior can be corrected.

April 3, 2014
Screen Time and Young Children
Parents often get mixed messages about what is an appropriate amount of screen time. In this workshop we discuss what screen time does to a developing brain.

May 1, 2014
Executive Function Skills basics

Learn more about your child's executive functioning skills and the role they play in helping kids reach their fullest potential. Most children who are smart, but seem to be scattered, simply lack certain habits of mind called executive skills.


June 5, 2014
Red Flags in Development

Knowing and recognizing "red flags" in your child's development will help determine whether a child's behavior should be examined more closely.

All workshops held at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Issaquah
100 N.E. Gilman Blvd. (next to XXX Root Beer), downtown Issaquah

The series is FREE with online registration. Click here to register.

For more info, contact: Kerry Beymer, Parenting Support and Education manager, 425.888.2777