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Continuing Education
Speaker Series

Discussion sessions are an important part of the Peanuts Newborn Cohort program, but what about continuing education for older babies and toddlers? We are excited to present our new Continuing Education Speaker Series, which includes FREE, virtual members-only discussion sessions with expert speakers on topics of interest to parents of children from 6 months to ~5 years, and beyond.


Not a member yet? Join here for just $35 per family per year

Looking for resources and recordings from recent sessions? Check out the Speaker Series Resources page (member login required). You can also find a list of current/recent speakers on our new Expert Speakers page!

Recent & Upcoming Discussion Sessions

The Continuing Education Speaker series includes FREE members-only panels with expert guest speakers on a monthly basis; see our current schedule below. All sessions are virtual and will be hosted at/around 8:00pm (unless otherwise specified). Zoom information/session information will be posted in the Member Portal and is shared directly with members via email.


Session resources, presentations, and recordings (if available) will be made available after each discussion here.


Got a topic request or expert contact you'd like to share? Click here to submit!

May 29,
8:00 pm

Traveling with Kids with Beth Washington from Getaway Guild: summer travel season is almost upon us - join this session with Petworth local (and experienced travel agent) Beth Washington to learn tips and tricks about how to travel with kids! Beth is a fellow parent and proud to be named a Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler, and was also named to the Travel+Leisure A-List of top travel advisors for nine consecutive years. She has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and Travel+Leisure

June 12,
8:00 pm

Potty training with Sally Neuberger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in counseling services for children, teens and their parents. Don't miss this popular annual session on Potty Training: how to do it, typical challenges parents might face, and an opportunity for Q&A with an expert!

June 26,
8:00 pm

Positive Psychology in Parenting / Improving Parental Well-Being, with Victoria Roebuck Stokes of BetterUp. This session will give an overview of Positive Psychology - the conditions that allow people to lead happy, fulfilling, and meaningful lives, and what that means for our own well-being as parents. We'll learn how to reframe self-talk about our parenting, how finding the upside of stressful experiences can help us grow and move forward, and how discovering our character strengths will help us feel more empowered in our identity and operate at a more optimal state as individuals and parents.

Tentative sessions (dates and details forthcoming):

  • Children and screen-time; Special Needs

  • Babyproofing

  • Common childhood illnesses

  • Toddler / preschooler sleep

  • Lead Free DC pipeline replacement, starting solids, speech-feeding milestones and more.

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