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.
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
If you would like us to conduct a workshop for your organisation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will work with you to tailor a workshop programme suited to your organisation’s needs.
This programme spans across two Saturdays. Each session is four hours long, from 9am to 1pm.
The cost is SGD470 nett per couple. This includes the workshop fee and workshop materials.
1. Workshop registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and confirmed only after full payment has been received. After receipt of payment, a registration confirmation email will be sent. If no payment is received, the registration is considered null.
2. If you wish to cancel your confirmed registration within 14 days from the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. In the event of an unexpected illness and/or emergencies, we may at our full discretion, consider providing a partial refund upon the production of a medical certificate or other supporting documents as we may deem necessary.
3. If the minimum number of confirmed participants is not met, you will be notified and the workshop will be cancelled. Your registration will be carried over to the next earliest run.