Transition to Parenthood. 11/19 – 2PM PST – 4:30PM. Click here to sign up.

The fee to attend and/or receive a recording is $99.

Transition to Parenthood is an evidence-based and research-tested program to help prepare couples for life with baby and the joys and challenges of the transition to parenthood. It builds on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.

In this webinar, on November 19 from 2PM PST – 4:30PM, you will learn about the challenges you’ll face in parenthood, how to gain relationship satisfaction, and how to create a healthy environment that promotes emotional and intellectual development for your children. Click here to sign up. The fee to attend is $99. If you can’t attend the live webinar, you can still register and we’ll send you a link to the recording within 24 hours.

Webinar Host Bios

Joni Parthemer: “Joni holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction degree and is both a Master Trainer and Education Director for the Bringing Baby Home Program. She also holds certification as a Childbirth Educator and International Childbirth Association Approved Trainer. Joni is a faculty member at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Professions at Bastyr University as well as a Birth and Family Educator at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She has developed, published, and implemented a variety of training materials for educators interested in providing support and growth programs for families. She is married and the mother of two children.”

Julie Blackburn: Julie holds a Master of Midwifery and a Bachelor of Nursing, bringing 30 years of combined experience in these professions to her training sessions. Her special focus lies in education, women’s matters, the inclusion of partners in pregnancy and childbirth, family health, and addressing family violence from a position of prevention. Julie has been a Specialist trainer for the Bringing Baby Home since 2012, providing input to curriculum design of the program and BBH training to new parents and health professionals within Australia and Internationally. Julie is passionate and enthusiastic about her work. With a commitment to using evidence-based material that is relevant to the individual and needs of today, Julie’s workshops are contemporary, factual, and fun. A proud mother of three young people, she spends her time away from work learning from them.


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“Going Back to School During Covid-19” is hosted by Certified Gottman Therapist Mary Beth George. This webinar focuses on parents dealing with back-to-school issues and covers these topics: understanding our feelings about the pandemic, how we make hard decisions regarding the pandemic, and coping strategies.


Emotion Coaching Webinar recordings from earlier this year:

Emotion Coaching:  The Heart of Relating to Young Children. Click here to listen to the recording. This one-hour webinar covers the basics of Dr. John Gottman’s research, identifying your parenting style, the five steps to emotion coaching and a word about dealing with difficult situations. Special emphasis is placed on how to help children and parents navigate emotions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emotion Coaching:  The Heart of Relating to Tweens and Teens. Click here to listen to the recording. This one-hour webinar covers the basics of neurobiological research related to emotional development and the teenage brain, the five steps of Emotion Coaching, and pressures and risky situations that are common with teens. Special emphasis is placed on how to help teens and parents navigate emotions during the coronavirus pandemic.


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