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Bringing Baby Home® Gottman marriage & parenting seminar (8 CEUs)

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Astra Business Center

6900 West 80th Street

Overland Park, KS 66204

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About the Bringing Baby Home Program :

As exciting as it to welcome a baby into a marriage, the nurture of a new life can either draw a couple together or push it apart—or both at various times. A baby is bundle of joy and also a source of increased stress due to lack of sleep, more housework and new financial concerns. The stress brought by the transition from married individuals to married co-parents is a challenge for even the strongest relationships. In fact, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings during this transition. And those relational deficits can negatively impact the baby.

So, what can be done about it? The research-based* Bringing Baby Home workshop comes alongside parents as they prepare for or adjust to life with baby. It is designed to address the Principles that Dr. Gottman and his team have identified behind strong relationships, as well as particular tools and information parents need to transition well from couple-hood to parenthood, such as:

  • How to identify and respond to baby’s needs
  • How to protect and nurture your couple friendship, while protecting and nurturing the baby
  • Effectively managing stress and conflict
  • Recognizing baby’s signs of distress, contentment, environmental overload, and happiness
  • Understanding “Baby Blues,” Postpartum Mood Disorders, and mental health issues
  • What to expect for yourself, your partner, and for your baby
  • Research on connecting and interacting positively with baby and with each other
  • Research on the importance of both mothers and fathers in parenting
  • Identifying and meeting the progressive psychological and developmental needs of children
  • Preserving couple intimacy and romance
  • Improving quality of life through Principle-based strengthening of the family system

"Small things often" is the mantra of this program. The steps couples can take and the patterns they can adopt to improve life with each other and with the baby are small steps with huge results. During the seminar, learning will be enhanced and made practical through private couple-activities, and group exercises where couples listen to and learn from each other. Questions are welcomed, others share scenarios you’ll recognize as they recognize yours, and common feelings will resonate. Everything occurs in a supportive environment with a healthy sense of humor.

Couples at any stage of relationship are encouraged to attend. Babies who are not yet mobile are welcome to accompany their parents. Printed resources are yours to keep at no extra charge. Snacks and beverages are provided. The seminar runs Friday evening from 6pm-9pm, and Saturday, from 9am-3pm. Saturday Lunch is on your own at numerous area restaurants that span every price-range.

*Research indicates that participation in this program has long-lasting positive outcomes for parents and their children.

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