Bringing Baby Home
Date: This 4-week program runs on the following Saturdays (participants are encouraged to attend all 4 dates, no make-up classes available) – 08/31, 09/07, 09/21, & 09/28 (No class on 09/14)
Location: Connect Couples Therapy, 4726 Park Road, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28209
Cost: $400 total per couple
Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.
Our research-based Bringing Baby Home program prepares couples for life with 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.
The groups are limited to just three couples each to provide a personalized experience in a group learning environment. No personal disclosures to the group are required and the structure of the courses include lecture, powerpoint, and exercises.
As a result of this Workshop, you and your partner will learn to:
- Strengthen your 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 you both actively involved in parenting
You’ll also receive the following supportive materials:
One Couple’s Workbook: Bringing Baby Home Couple’s Workbook, 250 pages. Includes insightful research, key parenting tips, guides and information, resources and interactive exercises.
Six Card Decks: These fun, interactive cards are used in the Bringing Baby Home Workshop with parents as interactive exercises. Titles include: Love Map Cards, Love Map Cards For Couples with Kids, Open-Ended Questions Cards, Father’s Cards, Expressing Needs Cards, Softened Start-up Cards.