BRINGING BABY HOME: A NEW PARENT WORKSHOP DEVELOPED BY THE GOTTMAN INSTITUTE
PREPARE FOR YOUR BABY TO ARRIVE
IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR PARTNER
PROTECT AGAINST POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
ALL 2021 WORKSHOPS ARE VIRTUAL!
ATTEND FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR COUCH!
2022 WORKSHOPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE SPRING
All virtual group sessions
are from 1:00 - 3:30pm (EST)
MICROSOFT EAP ACCEPTED!!
NEW VIRTUAL SCHEDULE!
Each workshop has 3 sessions.
Each session will be 2.5 hours virtually as a group (1:00 - 3:30pm).
Between sessions, couples will spend approximately 1-2 hours practicing the new skills using the Bringing Baby Home Card Decks.
7.5 hours of joint class time
4.5 hours of at-home work
BRINGING BABY HOME
is a workshop designed to prepare couples
for the transition into parenthood.
The aim of the workshop is to strengthen
the quality of friendship in your relationship so
that you can be the best parenting team possible.
It is a 12 hour
investment in your family.
Developed using years of research
by the Gottman Institute.
IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR US?
This workshop is for couples who are:
Thinking about or planning to have a baby
Expecting a baby
Already parenting an infant or toddler (age 0-3)
The workshop is open and inclusive to all! Single parents are encouraged to attend with a designated co-parent.
And for couples who want to:
Restore friendship with your partner
Learn to effectively deal with conflict
Foster the development of your child during the postpartum months
Gain satisfaction in your relationship
Create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for your children.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Improves the Parent-Baby Relationship
Parents who attend the workshop (compared to those that did not) showed greater sensitivity and responsiveness to their babies’ signals (particularly true for fathers)
Babies smiled and laughed more during family play if their parents had participated in the workshop.
Improves Infant Development & Temperament
Babies of parents who attended has less language delays.
Increases Father Involvement
Fathers were more involved with parenting and also felt more appreciated for their parental contributions.
Improves the Quality of the Couple's Relationship
Couples report higher levels of relationship stability and satisfaction.
Couples report being able to resolve conflicts with less hostility after taking the workshop.
Decreased Rates of Parental Depression and Anxiety
Mothers who attended had lower rates of postpartum depression, the baby blues and postpartum anxiety.
Fathers were also less likely to have symptoms of depression and anxiety after attending.