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Even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio (or more!). Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction - all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 70% of couples in their transition to parenthood experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Dr. Gottman and colleagues, including Alyson Fearnley Shapiro, found that the best predictor of marital adjustment after the baby arrives is the quality of the friendship in the marriage before the baby arrives.
The book ‘And Baby Makes Three’ by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, shows couples how to avoid the pitfalls of parenthood. It portrays the “master” and the “disaster” couples and includes exercises to help new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy. CBS News on "And Baby Makes Three"
Bringing Baby Home Program
||"Definitely, the best preparation we did for becoming new parents was reading the book, ‘And Baby Makes Three’ . It was the only book that focused on the necessity of an open and honest relationship between us. This book, based on evidence from scientific research, helped us build a tool box of skills and strategies that continues to keep our relationship and family strong during this transitional time of being new parents." - A & S Fishel, Boston, MA |
Please consider attending our weekend couples workshop The Art & Science of Love before your baby is born to learn the skills to keep your relationship healthy. The best gift that you can give your child is a stable and happy relationship with your partner. The couples workshop will teach you how to do this.
The Bringing Baby Home Project combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. The goal is to promote social change by making the Bringing Baby Home workshop available as part of the standard birth preparation program offered to expectant couples in hospitals throughout the nation.
Formerly sponsored by the Relationship Research Institute, which is in transition in 2012 due to grant funding, the Bringing Baby Home program has been moved over to The Gottman Institute (TGI). For questions regarding BBH please watch this page, or contact email@example.com
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