Training & Education

Bringing Baby Home

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177 River Valley Road
#05-19 (Level M5)
Liang Court
Singapore 179030
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Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new financial concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect the care of the baby. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.

This research-based workshop, developed by renowned relationship experts Drs. John and Julie Gottman, prepares couples for the most important and rewarding job they will ever have: raising the next generation. Couples learn how to strengthen their relationship, create a healthy social, emotional and intellectual environment for their baby, and be the best parenting team possible.



  • 1. Transition to Parenthood – New Roles and Identities
  • 2. Build Love Maps – Knowing Each Other
  • 3. Turning Towards Each Other – Build an “Emotional Bank Account”
  • 4. Daily Stress-Reducing Conversation
  • 5. Preserving Intimacy and Romance
  • 6. Recognising the importance of Father
  • 7. Understanding Baby Blues and Postpartum Mood
  • 8. What is Baby Saying?
  • 9. Connecting with Children – Emotional Coaching
  • 10. Let’s Play with Baby
  • 11. Creating Shared Meaning as a Family

New research study confirms Bringing Baby Home workshop’s effectiveness

Nothing disrupts the familiar patterns in a relationship more than becoming a parent. When a baby arrives, gender roles change, responsibilities and stress increase, and intimacy and communication decrease. While a new child brings joy, our research shows that the transition to parenthood also brings a 67% decrease in relationship satisfaction for both men and women.

In 1999, Drs. John and Julie Gottman were seeing pregnant couples and new parents who were reporting relationship challenges after welcoming their new baby. This presented an opportunity for intervention leading the Gottmans to design a psycho-educational intervention called Bringing Baby Home. This … workshop focused on helping couples maintain intimacy, change conflict patterns, facilitate father involvement and promote positive parenting with the goal of optimizing their infant’s development. The workshop evolved into a longitudinal research study conducted by John Gottman and his colleague, Dr. Alyson Shapiro. Results from the study demonstrated the efficacy of the workshop and showed that couples who learn the 12 hours of content are less competitive in co-parenting at three months after their baby arrived (Shapiro et al, 2011), and have positive couple relations one year after the baby arrived.

Taken from Gottman Blog

This is a 8-hour programme.

Individual Couple Sessions: SGD470 per couple

This includes programme fee, programme material, and admin costs.

Refund Policy

1. In the event that the workshop you have registered for is unable to take place, your registration will be carried over to the next earliest run. You may request for a refund of the workshop fee if you are unable to attend.

2. No refund will be made if you withdraw yourself from the workshop within one month before the date of the workshop.

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