FROM PARTNERS TO PARENTS:
Tending Your Bond while you Tend Your Baby.
A six-hour workshop for pre-natal
and post-partum couples.
with certified Gottman Educator, Robin L. Zucker, M.Div.

       
 

As you await your new arrival, learn relationship skills that will strengthen your marriage and your parenting, and will last a lifetime.

The arrival of your baby will enrich your life in ways you can’t imagine as it transforms your marriage into a family. It will also change you and your partner’s relationship in many ways. Although most of the changes are very positive, research studies have repeatedly shown that marriage satisfaction drops after the first baby's birth. Even though one third to one half of new-parent couples experience significant marital distress, transitioning to parenthood is minimally covered in most birth preparation classes. Your marriage needs to be well prepared for the transition and now there is a research-tested workshop to help you.

In this six–hour engaging and interactive workshop (with a break for lunch) , pre-natal couples will learn proven tools to:

  • Stay connected with your partners through effective communication and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Interact collaboratively with your baby and understand what your baby is saying.
  • Keep you and your partner involved in the day-to-day care of your baby and your marriage.
  • Create a caring, nurturing, positive home.

Like most couples who are expecting a baby, we know that you want to be good parents and provide the best for your children. With such strong focus on your children, it is easy to forget about the relationship between you and your partner. This is natural and happens to most couples transitioning to parenthood. However, by attending this workshop, you can take the first step towards building a strong relationship between you, your partner, and your children.

The workshop, drawn from the Bringing Baby Home program developed by renowned relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, helps to prepare you for the most important and rewarding job you will ever have, raising a child. In his research, John Gottman, Ph.D. has demonstrated that a significant decrease in relationship satisfaction occurs after the birth of a baby. Dr. Gottman's research shows that couples who have taken this workshop experience:

  • A significantly lower rate of postpartum depression.
  • A decrease in relationship hostility.
  • A higher level of relationship satisfaction.

This is a wonderful opportunity for pre-natal and post-partum couples. Remember: The real cradle that holds your baby is the emotional world between the two of you.

2012 schedule currently in development
Let us know if you’d like to be informed of upcoming classes and other events flowingforce@verizon.net

Contact Robin Zucker about this program: flowingforce@verizon.net 412-727-6870.

 

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