Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. 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, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings.

Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.

This workshop combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. It teaches new parents how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional, and intellectual development for their children. Click here to learn more about Dr. Gottman’s parenting research.

Upcoming New Parents Workshops presented by Bringing Baby Home Educators:

United States


Online

Instructor(s): BBH Education Director/Master Trainer & Gottman Certified BBH Training Specialists
Location: Virtual Workshops (each of the following BBH Workshops are 3 sessions x 3 hours per session; includes additional exercises/activities between sessions)
Dates:

  • Sundays, August 1 – 15, 2021
  • Saturdays, August 14 – 28, 2021
  • Tuesdays, August 17 – 31, 2021
  • Thursdays, September 2 – 16, 2021
  • Saturdays, September 18 – October 2, 2021
  • Sundays, October 3 – 17, 2021
  • Thursdays, October 7 – 21, 2021
  • Saturdays, October 30 – November 6 – 13, 2021
  • Wednesdays, November 3 – 17, 2021
  • Sundays, November 14 – 28, 2021
  • Saturdays, December 4 – 18, 2021
  • Sundays, December 5 – 19, 2021
  • Wednesdays, January 12 – 26, 2022
  • Saturdays, January 15 – 29, 2022
  • Sundays, January 23 – 30 & February 6, 2022
  • Saturdays, February 5 – 19, 2022
  • Tuesdays, February 15 – 22 & March 1, 2022
  • Sundays, February 27 & March 6 – 13, 2022
  • Saturdays, March 5 – 19, 2022
  • Sundays, March 20 – 27 & April 3, 2022
  • Thursdays, March 24 – 31 & April 7, 2022

Times:

  • M – F Classes – 6:00pm – 9:00pm PT
  • Sa – Su Classes – 9:00am – 12:00pm PT

Contact: Joni Parthemer M.Ed, ICCE, IAT, CGE at (425) 890-6281 or joni.parthemer@gmail.com

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Instructor(s): Lara Elfstrand, MA, CEIM, IF-ATIMHP
Location: Online
Dates:

  • Class 1: Mondays, September 6 – October 11, 2021
  • Class 2: Mondays, September 6 – October 11, 2021
  • Class 3: Mondays, November 1 – 29, December 6 – 13, 2021 (Skip November 22, 2021)
  • Class 4: Mondays, November 1 – 29, December 6 – 13, 2021 (Skip November 22, 2021)


Times:

  • Class 1: 3 – 5 PM Pacific / 4-6 PM Mountain / 5-7 PM Central / 6-8 PM Eastern
  • Class 2: 7 – 9 PM Pacific
  • Class 3: 3 – 5 PM Pacific / 4-6 PM Mountain / 5-7 PM Central / 6-8 PM Eastern
  • Class 4: 7 – 9 PM Pacific

Contact: Lara Elfstrand at (916) 579-4013 or lara@little-elf.org
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Taber
Location: Virtual Meetings
Dates:

  • Saturdays: July 24 – 31 & August 7 – 28, 2021
  • Saturdays: September 11 – 25 & October 2 – 16, 2021

Times: 1:30pm – 4:00pm ET

Contact: Elizabeth Taber at (571) 317-0525 or ubirthva@gmail.com

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Instructor(s): Tamara Coder Mikinski, Ph.D.
Location: Virtual
Dates and Times:

  • Mondays, September 20 – 27, & October 4, 2021 – 5:30 to 8:00 PM CST
  • Mondays, November 1 – 15, 2021 – 5:30 to 8:00 PM CST

Contact: Connie Kerstetter at (913) 777-6665 or connie@sastuncenter.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.

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Instructor(s): Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker
Location: Zoom
Dates: Saturdays, October 9 – 30, 2021
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm MT
Contact: Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker at (801) 428-7296 or utahbirthsupport@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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Instructor(s): Shana Evans-Bassett, M.Ed., M.S., APC
Location: Online via Zoom – Atlanta, GA
Dates: Sundays, August 8 – 29, 2021
Times: 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST
Contact: Shana Evans-Bassett at (404) 735-9039 or shanaevansbassett@gmail.com
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Instructor(s): Deborah Sleeman – EvergreenHealth
Location: Online
Dates: Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Times: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Contact: Deborah Sleeman at (425) 899-3000 or DESleeman@EvergreenHealth.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP), Reimbursement available (Premera Blue Cross).
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Arkansas

Little Rock

Instructor: Stephanie Johnston, LCSW
Location: The Healing Arts Studio
14710 Cantrell Rd, Suite A7
Little Rock, AR 72223
Dates: Ongoing (Every first Saturday and Sunday of the month)
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Stephanie Johnston at (501) 902-5250 or stephanie@thestudiolr.space
Additional Info: Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.

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Virginia

Falls Church

Instructor(s): Julia Ward
Location: Online
Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Dates: Ongoing– Meet weekly for 8 weeks on Sundays or Wednesdays
Times: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Contact: Julia Ward at (540) 874-2903 or julia@sunstonecounselors.com
Additional Info: Materials provided.

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Washington

Seattle

Instructor(s): Thresholds | Amity Kramer
Location: 2212 Queen Anne Ave N, Box 140
Seattle, WA 98109
Dates:

  • August 14 & 15, 2021
  • November 20 & 21, 2021

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Amity Kramer at (206) 819-1383 or amity@thresholds.info
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).

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Seattle / Edmonds / Issaquah

Instructors: Various
Location: Swedish Medical Center campuses (First Hill, Ballard, Edmonds, & Issaquah)
Dates: Ongoing (see link below for dates at specific locations).

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Canada

British Columbia

Langley

Instructor(s): Karen Peters- Registered Clinical Counsellor, Lindsay Faas- Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: 21015 96 Ave
Langley, BC V1M 2Z3
Dates:

  • October 2021

Times: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: Karen Peters at (604) 807-6034 or Karenpeters@thrive-life.ca
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.

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