Parents spend a great deal of time and energy preparing for when baby arrives. Everyone recognizes that it can be both stressful and exciting but often forget that even the happiest of relationships become strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, lifestyle changes, and the financial realities of a baby all contribute to this strain. Not surprisingly 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. This in turn affects baby's care. Most new parents do not realize that not only do they need to prepare the baby room, they also need to baby-proof their relationship! Bringing Baby Home was designed by relationship experts Dr.s John and Julie Gottman with that goal in mind. The research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops offers a unique, evidence-based method of preparing for the joys and stresses parenthood brings.
Research has demonstrated that the quality of your relationship with your parenting partner has a direct and powerful impact on your relationship with your new child. This workshop combines scientific research and public education to improve quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their caregivers' relationship with each other. Participants learn about:
What to expect during the transition to parenthood
Child development during the first year
How to create strategies to co-parent with your partner in parenting
Ways to improve communication
Promote positive parent-baby interactions
How to strengthen friendship, and regulate conflict effectively.
Signs of postpartum mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders and available supports in the community.
This workshop helps new parents make a smooth, positive transition to becoming a parent. It offers practical, concrete skills and knowledge. Included in the cost of the workshop are snacks and extensive resource materials, allowing the parents to revisit the skills learned at a later date