Expecting? Feeling a little anxious about what happens now that two is becoming three, maybe more?
Explore What’s Next is very happy to announce a new program for you! This May, Nicole Brown, LCSW, Explore What’s Next Associate, Gottman Institute Trained Educator and expert in Maternal Wellness and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, will present a two-day workshop: Bringing Baby Home!
The first Bringing Baby Home program in Western New York will be offered at the Explore What’s Next Amherst location at 1416 Sweet Home Road, Suite #2, on Saturday, May 4th and Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Contact Nikki at 917.674.6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register!
Bringing Baby Home is an educational program for pregnant couples and families with children up to three years of age, designed and created by relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, at The Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, Washington. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship. The Gottman’s research demonstrates that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction that may result in discord and conflict that has a profound negative effect on the couples’ infants and toddlers.
Bringing Baby Home Program Supports Families
The Bringing Baby Home Program was developed in order to support families during this challenging, transitional time. Couples who have participated in the Program experience:
- A significantly lower rate of postpartum mood disorders and depression
- A decrease in relationship hostility
- A higher level of relationship satisfaction
- A decreased likelihood of divorce
What Parents Learn About Bringing Baby Home
The content of the program evolved from Dr. Gottman’s 40 years of marriage and family research and is designed to teach parents to:
- Increase friendship in their 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 their child
- Co-Parent effectively
Bringing Home Baby!
We are pleased to be able to bring this wonderful program to Western New York!