Thank you for your interest in our Transition to Parenthood class.
The Transition to Parenthood is a 2.5-hour class that equips expectant couples, and parents of infants and toddlers, with knowledge and confidence as they learn what to expect after having a baby. Through engaging presentations and exercises, couples that attend The Transition to Parenthood gain insight into the top 10 reasons why the transition to parenthood can be difficult, learn five ways to build friendship, explore the importance of dads involvement in baby’s care, and learn how the quality of their relationship impacts their baby’s care and development.
Research tells us that all couples experience some stress and struggles with the addition of a child. It also tells us, however, that couples that attend classes like the Transition to Parenthood feel better prepared. As a result, those couples experience far less depression, report greater happiness/satisfaction in their relationship, and engage in more positive interactions with their baby, which leads to healthier infant/child development.
The Transition to Parenthood is a fast-paced, fun, and informative class for couples that are interested in equipping themselves with relationship and parenting skills that will last a lifetime!
There is no better gift you can give your baby than a happy and healthy relationship, Register Today, space is limited!
Facilitated by: Maritza Parks, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Gottman Educator in Bringing Baby Home, Certified Sex Therapist
Developed by: Drs. John & Julie Gottman and The Gottman Institute, The Transition to Parenthood is research and science based.
Cost: $35.00 per couple (workbook and materials are included)
Location: This class is held in the new Florida Hospital for Women. 1st Floor, Women's Community Education Center at 601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803. Please park in the Alden Garage located at 2328 Alden Rd. The walkway into the hospital is on the 3rd level of the garage. Follow the signs for Florida Hospital for Women. The classroom is to the left at the bottom of the escalator.
Driving Directions: From I-4 West take the Princeton Street exit. Turn Left onto E. Princeton Street. Turn Left on Alden Rd. and enter the garage on the Left. From I-4 East take Princeton Street exit. Turn right onto E. Princeton Street. Turn Left on Alden Rd. and enter the garage on the Left.
This class is geared for adults, so we ask that you make other arrangements for your children. However, children 6 months and younger will be permitted to attend.
No refunds or transfers unless notified the Tuesday before the class
Have a question? Please contact Florida Hospital the Orlando Parent Education at 407-303-7341.
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