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Bringing Baby Home

Through the 12-hour workshop, couples will learn skills to help them maintain their relationship satisfaction as they become parents together.

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About the Workshop

Bringing Baby Home was designed and created by relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, at The Relationship Research Institute in Seattle. The Gottmans’ research demonstrates that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction. Further research has shown that relationship discord and conflict have a profound negative effect on the couples’ infants and toddlers.

Exploring Family Dynamics

The program is for pregnant couples and families with children up to three years of age. Babies in arms are welcome (less than 10 months of age).

The goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship.

Objectives include:

  • Increasing friendship in the relationship

  • Dealing effectively with conflict

  • Keeping dads involved in infant care and parenting

  • Improving the quality of parent–infant interaction

  • Recognizing the psychological and emotional needs of their child

  • Co-parenting effectively

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Exploring Family Dynamics

Bringing Baby Home Workshops are offered two times annually and are currently held IN-PERSON.

2023 Workshop Dates: To be announced

The schedule for each workshop on Saturday and Sunday is as follows:

Part I 9:00am-12:00pm

Part II 1:00pm-4:00pm 

Workshop Materials 

Each couple will receive a package including:

  • Bringing Baby Home Couple’s Workbook

  • Love Maps Card Deck

  • Love Maps for Couples with Kids Card Deck

  • Open-Ended Questions Card Deck

  • Father Cards Card Deck

  • Softened Start-Up Card Deck

  • Expressing Needs Card Deck

Let us know if you are interested by contacting us at the link below!

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