BRINGING BABY HOME
Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new financial concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.
Gottman’s research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with a baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.
This workshop combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. It teaches new parents how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for their children.
Couple learn how to;
Strengthen their relationship
Effectively manage stress and conflict
Recognize and respond to postpartum mood anxiety and adjustment issues and postpartum depression
Meet the emotional and psychological needs of a child
Keep both parents involved in parenting
The workshop is completed over 2 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays. I am flexible with the times and dates so please contact me to discuss further.
Cost is $200 for both days; this includes the Bringing Baby Home workbook and materials, lunch and refreshments.