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(Savannah Family Therapists) Parenting classes @ Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Struggling to keep calm when parenting heats up? Can’t get your kids to listen?

Parenting isn’t easy!

Let Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon help you enjoy being a parent again.

Building Blocks’ Parenting with Love & Logic classes teach parents how to avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments, stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things, and set enforceable limits. Next class starts Feb. 22 2018.
Sign up today!

Register online here or contact Building Blocks Family Counseling at 912-349-8043 or via email
buildingblockscounseling@gmail.com

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah dentists) A child’s 1st dental visit should be by age one

Friday, October 20th, 2017

 

Pediatric Dentists Savannah Krista Hinchey Dogwood Smiles

“Get it done in year one!”  

A child’s first dental visit should be by age ONE. 

That’s the message from Dr. Krista Hinchey @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah & The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Krista Hinchey reiterates AAPD’s recommendation that infants need to see the dentist before their 1st birthday.

Studies show that dental costs for children who have their first dental visit before age one are 40 percent lower in the first five years than for those who do not see a dentist prior to their first birthday, Dr. Krista said.

See the AAPD’s recommendation here. 

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About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Family Therapists) Only a few spots remain available in parenting class @ Building Blocks Family Counseling

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon only has a few spots still available in a parenting class  that starts Oct. 12 2017.

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.

Class Facilitators:
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S
Ashley Moore, LMFT, Love & Logic Certified Facilitator

Classes will be 6:30-8PM @ United Way Building, 711 Zitterour Road, Rincon, GA 31326
*Child care available for a small fee

Class starts Oct. 12 2017.

Registration is still open online here. 

Questions? Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs: Top natural sleep remedies for kids

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

 

Top natural remedies/sleep aids for children gaia herbs

Traditional Golden Milk

We’ve all been there. Bedtime, but the kids are beyond energetic and you need to calm them and get them ready for sleep.

Especially since we all know one of the most important things we can do for our kids is to make sure they get enough sleep. So what are some natural remedies to make sure our kids get a good slumber?

Dr. Mary Bove – a well-known herbalist, author and naturapathic physician – will give a free talk in Savannah next week on the topic of Sleep Well, Stay Well. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this lecture in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM @ Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium in Savannah.

SouthernMamas.com caught up with her via phone to chat about top herbal remedies/aids to help children relax & calm down before bedtime. As the medical educator @ Gaia Herbs, Mary had plenty of herbal soporific secrets to share.

Top Natural Sleep Remedies for Kids

  • Chamomile and Lemon Balm are known for their calming and soothing properties. Think teas, syrups, extracts.
  • Linen spray. Spray those pillows & sheets with a soothing scent like lavender.
  • Golden Milk. Mary points out that Gaia Herbs has oodles of recipes on their Web site here including a recipe for Traditional Golden Milk.  With tumeric, honey, saffron & more, it is a kid-friendly favorite. Oh, and just in case you need more incentive to attend Mary’s talk in Savannah, there will be free samples of Golden Milk.
  • Soothing bath with calming lavender oil, chamomile flowers sprinkled in the water.

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How much sleep does my child need?

Here are the guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation

  • Newborns 0 to 3 months should sleep 10 1/2 to 18 hours a day, but they don’t have a regular schedule. They may sleep from a few minutes to several hours at one time.
  • Babies 4 to 11 months should start to sleep through the night, for 9 to 12 hours at a time. They should also take naps throughout the day, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Toddlers 1 to 2 years need about 11 to 14 hours a day. Most of this should happen at night, but they should also take a nap (or naps) during the day.
  • Children 3 to 5 should get 11 to 13 hours a night. Their naps should get shorter and happen less often. Most kids don’t nap past age 5.
  • Kids 6 to 13 need 9 to 11 hours of shuteye. Homework and electronic devices keep kids busy at this age, so it’s important to set a sleep schedule and enforce a regular bedtime routine.
  • Teenagers 14 and up need 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Their circadian rhythms shift around the time they hit puberty, so they may find it hard to fall asleep as early as they used to.

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Learn more

FREE Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, herbalist, author and naturapathic physician will speak in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM

Topic: Sleep Well, Stay Well: Creating a Healthy Day/Night Cycle for Optimal Wellness.
By Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this Lecture with Dr. Mary Bove, one of the pioneers of the herbal resurgence that began in the 1970’s. Dr. Bove has more than 40 years of herbal experience, with 25 as a naturopathic physican & midwife.  Read her bio here and read more about lecture here.

Free Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs
Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium
305 Fahm St. (Behind Savannah Visitor Center)
Free parking at Coastal Georgia Center
Tues. Sept. 26| 7-9PM
Dr. Mary Bove is a pioneer in modern herbalism in the West. A naturopathic physician, she is the Director of Medicinal Education for Gaia Herbs.

Call Brighter Day Natural Foods at 912-236-4703 to register.

Dr. Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, and co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health and has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine.
She has lectured and taught internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing.

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Shop local. Shop Brighter Day Natural Foods Market,

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703, www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. On twitter here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah schools: Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

St. Andrew's School Savannah Open Houses 2016

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Oct. 5 2017.

Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2017 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM
Nov. 2
Dec. 7
Jan. 4
Feb. 1
March 1

Schedule a tour.

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About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(Savannah Family Therapists) Parenting classes & marriage enrichment seminar @ Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon has two new events happening this Fall 2017: a parenting class & a marriage enrichment seminar.

Upcoming Parenting Class, starts Oct. 12

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.

Class Facilitators:
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S
Ashley Moore, LMFT, Love & Logic Certified Facilitator

Classes will be 6:30-8PM @ United Way Building, 711 Zitterour Road, Rincon, GA 31326
*Child care available for a small fee

Class starts Oct. 12 2017.
Early Bird Registration ends Sept. 30 2017.

Register online today here. 

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Coffee and Connections: A Marriage Enrichment Seminar, Nov. 4

Enjoy coffee and pastries from your favorite local coffeehouse as you discover how to have a deeper connection and more satisfying relationship with your partner. You deserve a relationship that is built on friendship and commitment; a relationship full of intimacy and    admiration. In this two hour seminar, you will learn how to strengthen your marriage by understanding how small everyday    moments make up the heart and soul of a relationship. You will learn practical and effective strategies for making marriage work.

Sat. Nov. 4 2017, 10AM—Noon

The Front Porch-Pooler
$70 per couple

Facilitated by Ashley Moore MS, LMFT and
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S

Register online today here. 

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Questions? Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Registration is now open for the next parenting class @ Building Blocks Family Counseling. 

People can register online here  or on the Building Blocks Facebook page.

Early bird pricing ends Sept. 30 2017.

The next session starts Oct. 12 2017.
Thursdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 6:30-8PM

Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com for more information.

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah childcare) Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center has limited spots available for Fall 2017 enrollment

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Savannah childcare after-school care YMCA Coastal Georgia

Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center in Savannah has limited spots available for Fall 2017 enrollment

YMCA of Coastal Georgia wants to help your child learn, grow and thrive at the Y!

The Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center in Savannah has a LIMITED number of openings at the center. They are accepting students 6 weeks old to Pre-K for this fall.

Interested families should contact Candace Thigpen at 912.721.3098 for more information. Learn more here.

Habersham YMCA
6400 Habersham St
Savannah, GA 31405

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com

Savannah schools: You’re invited to a discussion with Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Savannah schools Superintendent Dr. Ann LevettLeague of Women Voters Coastal Georgia to host meeting featuring Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett

On Thurs. Sept. 7 at 6PM at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., the League of Women Voters Coastal Georgia will host their fall kick-off meeting. The featured guest speaker will be new Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett.

Dr. Levett will discuss her vision for the school system which serves over 34,500 students, and respond to questions from the audience.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is made possible in part through the generous support of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

For more information, visit lwvcga.org.

Free SouthCoast Health seminar on headaches, Savannah

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

SouthCoast Health doctors Savannah

SouthCoast Health’s neurologist, Dr. Victor Rosenfeld will host the second of his three-part summer lecture series focusing on headaches on Thurs. Aug. 31 at 6:30PM. This seminar is free to the public and takes place on the Savannah campus location.

Headaches affect everyone in the family. Learning more about diagnosis and treatment helps families understand what their loved ones suffering from them are feeling and medications to treat them.

More information about this event can be found here. Additional details about the summer series are here.  Dr. Rosenfeld’s office can be reached at 912-691-3640 for additional information.

SouthCoast Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Moms groups: Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 23

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Pooler MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Savannah Moms Groups

If you’re looking to join a group of moms for brunch, conversation, crafts, speakers and a little break from the children, Pooler MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) might be just what you need!

Come learn more about Pooler MOPS and sign up for the 2017-18 MOPS session @ the Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 23, 9:30-11:30AM.

Make sure to register your child(ren) as classroom spaces fill up quickly.

Pooler MOPS meets on the first and third Wednesdays of most months from 9:30-11:30AM at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

There will be snacks and some activities to occupy the kiddos while you chat and fill out registration forms.

Free Admission. Kid Friendly

Pooler MOPS Open House
Wed. Aug. 23
9:30-11:30AM
First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 US Highway 80 E
Pooler, Georgia 31322

Learn more about Pooler MOPS here. 

(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Have fun with your kids again!

Building Blocks Family Counseling is excited to offer the effective Love and Logic Parenting Program. Enjoy your kids again and don’t miss out on this great class.

Sign up early to receive an early bird discount for the next session starting Oct. 12 2017.
Thursdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 6:30-8PM
711 Zitterour Drive Rincon, GA 31326
Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com for more information.
Sign up now and receive the early bird rate!
For more information or to register online, click here. 

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Parenting Class Savannah Family Counseling Building Blocks

Have fun with your kids again!

Building Blocks Family Counseling is excited to offer the effective Love and Logic Parenting Program. Enjoy your kids again and don’t miss out on this great class!
Thurs. Aug. 10 6:30-8PM
711 ZItterour Drive Rincon, GA 313266

Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com for more information

Can’t make the August class-go ahead and sign up for Building Blocks’ next class!

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah therapists: Brock Counseling Savannah specializes in Play Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Play therapy brock counseling SavannahIt’s time for peace of mind.

Brock Counseling in Savannah provides outpatient mental health services, offering both traditional and evidence-based alternative treatment options for a variety of psychological issues.

Beth Brock LCSW, RPT-S is Savannah’s only certified practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is used with such problems as trauma, phobias, addiction, anxiety, depression and stress.

In addition to these specialized services, Beth also offers Play Therapy for children age 2 and older as well as an array of traditional therapy methods.

Learn more about Brock Counseling here.

Brock Counseling, 785 King Georgia Blvd., Suite A, Savannah, 31419, 912-303-7599, email bethbrock65@gmail.com, 
www.brockcounseling.com, Brock Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah pediatric dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Monday, July 24th, 2017

 

Pediatric Dentists Savannah Krista Hinchey Dogwood Smiles

We’re excited to tell you about a new state-of-the-art pediatric dentist practice, conveniently located in midtown Savannah.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile. Learn more about Dr. Krista here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry offers in-office oral sedation and accepts most insurance plans.

Dr. Krista and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

FREE workshop for parents @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Parents are invited to a parent education workshop on Saturday, July 29th from 9-11AM at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

The Montessori Education Society of Savannah (MESS) is hosting a workshop entitled “Implementing Grace & Courtesy – Creating a Peaceful Home” by Jonathan Wolff, Founder and Director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership.

Come learn more about fostering grace and courtesy in the home.

This event is for adults only. Parents are welcome to attend.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410