Events and Activities

One of the goals at Therapediatrics is to look at helping the whole child. Clinical therapy is always beneficial but there are additional activities that when combined with traditional therapy can help children increase their confidence and reach their potential.

Nutrition and Your Family- February 16 at 10:30 am

Therapediatrics is partnering with Feed to Succeed to present information to parents on topics related to picky eaters and to how to incorporate more balance in children’s nutrition.

Betsy Hjelmgren, from Feed to Succeed pediatric nutrition services, will present on nutritional management of children with a variety of nutritional needs, including food allergies, GI disease, and children with special needs. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how we can partner together to provide a true multidisciplinary approach to treating the whole family!

Feed to Succeed’s, mission is to partner with children and families to provide inclusive, accessible nutrition education and genuine support on the journey to improved health and growth.  Feed to Succeed began in 2008 with Betsy Hjelmgren, RD, and today has become a renowned pediatric nutrition practice on Chicago’s Northshore. Feed to Succeed includes five experienced pediatric dietitians  offer nutrition services to hundreds of Chicago-area families every year. Feed to Succeed has board certification in specialties including pediatrics, nutrition support, and lactation.

Registration is needed as space is limited – contact Therapediatrics at (847) 996-6666 to register.

Cost: Free to the community

Babysitting will be available upon registration for children ages 5 and up at a cost of $5 per child

Active Meditation and the Family - March 3 at 1 pm

Join Meditation educator Erin Rachel Doppelt for a one hour Active Meditation workshop to increase immunity, lower stress levels and connect to your presence. Beginners level to encourage the daily practice of meditation for inner peace and self compassion. Breath-work + guided relaxation will leave you feeling calm  and centered as well as informed on ancient and 21st-century meditation. Some highlights will include learning meditations best for sleep, meditations best for panic and anxiety and best practices to live a calm, centered and present life. 

Erin Rachel Doppelt is an international wellness consultant, spiritual teacher and retreat leader. She facilitates innovative mindfulness workshops in the areas of meditation, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, conflict competency, nutrition, yoga, and spiritual, personal and professional development. The workshops help foster individual and corporate wellness, advancing team collaboration and decreasing illness, stress and anxiety. Erin developed the workshops based on her experience living and learning in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Erin earned an MA in Clinical Psychology and Education from Columbia University, and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. Check out her Instagram @ErinRDoppelt and her website

Cost: $25 per family

Registration is needed as space is limited – contact Therapediatrics at (847) 996-6666 to register.

Help Build Your Child's Shield: Developing Your Child's Resilience to Stressful Events -
March 9 at 1 pm

This parent workshop is designed to show parents how to help their children to not give their power away. This program focuses on providing practical strategies to increase empowerment and control and also how to help children how to assess the safety of a situation and what responses are needed.

Presentation is free to the community. Registration needed as space is limited.

Babysitting will be available upon registration for children ages 5+ for $5 per child.

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Family Yoga at Castle Park

Our Family Yoga classes were so successful last summer we are looking at bringing them back in 2019.  Keep looking for upcoming dates once the weather warms up!

Date: TBD Summer 2019

Time: TBD

Between school, work and home the balance between our physical and emotional lives can be lost and we can have difficulty regulating stress.  Yoga gives children the opportunity to build confidence, feel a sense of community as well as regulate their stress response system.

We are excited to have Nadia Alvarez, Occupational Therapist and Certified Yoga instructor will conduct a family yoga class for us at Castle Park in Vernon Hills. All families with children in the community are welcome to join us for a 45 minute class. Therapediatrics will have some mats available, but families are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats or towels to the class. Please check out our facebook page if location changes due to weather.

Kids Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Designed to help children regulate their stress response system.

Yoga postures and controlled breathing techniques can improve mood and functioning. Yoga for children with anxiety and depression gives children the opportunity to:

  • Build Confidence
  • Release Tension and Stress
  • Feel a sense of community
  • Learn to control their breathing
  • Practice calming visualization technique

And most of all have fun!

Meets: TBD
Ages: 6-9

Meets: TBD
Ages: 10-14

Yoga for Kids

Designed to help children strengthen their mind-body connection.

Yoga for Kids are classes that introduce children to yoga in a fun and playful atmosphere. Your child will learn a series of poses intended to teach kids to connect with themselves through their breath and mindfulness techniques. This class will help children to:

  • Boost Self-Esteem
  • Develop Focus and Concentration
  • Enhances Balance and Coordination
  • Increase Self-Awareness
  • Supports Social and Emotional Growth

Meets: TBD
Ages: 6-10

Parent and Child Yoga

This class is designed for toddlers to move!

Parents and children will learn yoga postures and breathing techniques in a fun and engaging way.  Parents can practice with their children in a safe environment.  Yoga can help toddlers to channel their energy in a healthy manner.  This class will help children to:

  • Learn to Channel Energy in a Healthy Manner
  • Increase Balance and Coordination
  • Develop Imagination
  • Improve Emotional Well-Being

Meets: TBD
Ages: 3-5 (with parent)

Boys Hip Hop Dance Class

This is a class for boys who want to move and dance. Instructor Nina Renner will be teaching a class for boys on learning some hip hop moves without the structure of a formal dance program.  A class where boys can feel comfortable exploring and expressing themselves while developing social skills and meeting new friends.

Date: Every Other Tuesday  from Present to May 2019

Time: 6:15-7:00 pm

Cost: $10

Location: Therapediatrics

200 Fairway Drive

Suite 208

Vernon Hills, IL 60061