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Growing up can be hard work! Luckily, St. Luke’s has services and classes that can help you and your family thrive. When your firstborn comes into the world, we’ll be here with caring, experienced pediatricians and family medicine providers. When you’re ready to expand your family, we’ll be ready with new sibling classes. And when you and your children are exploring the changes and new responsibilities that come with puberty, we’ll provide education and common-sense advice – even classes for newly-minted babysitters. Find out how we can help your family make the most of these years.

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    Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
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    $30.00, Registration Required

    Puberty is a time of change for girls—and parents! This four-week series provides a comprehensive overview of the bodily changes and emotional ups and downs that accompany early adolescence. We’ll discuss anatomy and physiology of both girls and boys; relationships with parents and friends; conception, pregnancy, and birth; and body image and self-esteem. Experts in adolescent health will address concerns, including factual responses to questions about girls and boys.

  • Safe Sitter Seminar: Boise

    Health Management Classes
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    Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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    $30.00, Registration Required

    Safe Sitter® is a nationally recognized program designed for kids ages 11-13. During this class, your child will learn how to have fun with children in their care, prevent problem behaviors, recognize a medical emergency and take appropriate action, perform CPR on a child and infant, and learn the business side of babysitting.

  • Safe Sitter Seminar: Meridian

    Health Management Classes
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    Saturday, Dec 01, 2018 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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    $30.00, Registration Required

    Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who's choking, and helpful information like what to do if there's severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students' favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.</p><p>The classes scheduled for October 6 and 7 are a paired series and students must attend both sessions.</p><p>The cost for the two day sessions is $45. The single day sessions cost $30.</p>

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