About Bringing Baby Home
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, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.
Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshop 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.
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. Click here to learn more about Dr. Gottman’s parenting research.
There is no group work, sharing or public disclosure in this workshop. Couples work privately on exercises designed to address the real challenges in their relationships. Certified Gottman Therapist, Gloria Jean Bannasch, will be available to support couples one-on-one during the exercises and to answer any questions that you may have.
Workshop Tickets are $550 per couple
Next Class May 12-13, 2018
Call the office to register 920-560-4525
Registration is not complete until after our team has spoken with both you and your partner. We need to speak to each of you, by phone, for only a few minutes to be sure that this workshop is a good fit for you and your partner, at this time. It will also be a good time to for us to answer any questions that either of you may have.
If you and your partner are dealing with the trauma of a recently exposed affair, if the police have recently come to your house to deal with a domestic disturbance or if one of you has been recently court ordered to attend anger management classes, then you and your partner would be best served by seeing a therapist for couple’s work prior to attending this workshop. If after speaking with you and your partner we agree that this workshop, at this time, is not a good fit, your registration will be refunded.
Please note: If for any reason, you are unable to attend this workshop on the dates you selected, a credit will be applied to a future session for Bringing Baby Home, A Parenting and Relationship Program (run by GJB Health Services and Gloria Bannasch) or be used to pay for up to 3 hours of marriage (or individual) counseling with Gloria Bannasch. We ask that you give us as much notice as possible if your plans change, as a courtesy to other couples on our wait list.
Who Should Attend:
Pregnant couples or new parents are welcome to attend; this includes couples who already have children or adoptive parents. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness. If your relationship has been distressed, this two day, weekend retreat, will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair.
What You’ll Learn
- Increase friendship in your relationship
- Deal effectively with conflict
- Keep dads involved in infant care and parenting
- Improve the quality of parent-infant interaction
- Recognize the psychological and emotional needs of your children
- Co-Parent effectively
“Bringing Baby Home has given us the knowledge and skills to cope constructively with the many changes brought about by the birth of our child. We haw have tools and information that helps us make this transition easier on everyone (our baby, our relationship… ourselves.)”
– Former Bringing Baby Home participant