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:


California

 

San Jose

Instructors: Lara Elfstrand, MA Early Childhood Special Education & certified Bringing Baby Home educator
Location: ConnectEd, 1118 Meridian Ave., San Jose 95125 (near Yum Yum Donuts)
Cost: $200 per couple and includes couples workbook and all materials as well as light refreshments.
Dates: 4 Monday nights in February (February 6, 13, 20, 27)
Time: 5:30-9 PM. Bring your own dinner to eat together from 5:30-6:00 PM, and class time will start promptly at 6 PM.
Contact: Lara Elfstrand, MA Early Childhood Special Education & certified Bringing Baby Home educator
Information: For more information or to sign up, please go to
www.little-elf.org or call Lara Elfstrand at (408) 679-2220, or e-mail her at bbh@little-elf.org.

*****

Instructors: Lara Elfstrand, MA Early Childhood Special Education & certified Bringing Baby Home educator
Location: ConnectEd, 1118 Meridian Ave., San Jose 95125 (near Yum Yum Donuts)
Cost: $250 per couple and includes couples workbook and all materials as well as light refreshments.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 15-16, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 4 PM. Bring your own breakfast to eat together from 8:30-9AM, and class time will start promptly at 9 AM.
Contact: Lara Elfstrand, MA Early Childhood Special Education & certified Bringing Baby Home educator
Information: For more information or to sign up, please go to
www.little-elf.org or call Lara Elfstrand at (408) 679-2220, or e-mail her at bbh@little-elf.org.


Colorado

 

Boulder

Instructors: Shelly King, MA, LPC
Location: The Birth Center of Boulder; 2800 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80304
Cost: $300/couple includes workbook and materials – Register by February 25th to receive 10% off!
Dates: Saturdays March 18th and 25th
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch
Contact: To register, contact Shelly King – 303.502.4867 or shellykingtherapy@gmail.com.
Information: For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bringingbabyhomeboulder or www.shellykingtherapy.com.


Florida

 

Davie

Instructors: April Eldemire, LMFT, Bringing Baby Home Educator
Location: Nova Southeastern University, Davie FL
Cost: $299 per couple and includes couples workbook, light refreshments and a BONUS check-in session post-baby with a certified Bringing Baby Home Educator.
Dates: March 18 & 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Contact: Program led by April Eldemire, a certified Bringing Baby Home™ and expert couples therapist
Information: For more information or to sign up, please call April Eldemire at (954) 654-9609 or email  april@couples-thrive.com.

Land O’ Lakes

Instructors: Dr. Paula Nelson, LCSW, MCAP, CET
Location: 19337 Shumard Oak Drive, Suite 101-3, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
Cost: $55 per class (includes materials). $30 discount if 6 week series is pre-paid.
Dates: Each training consists of 6 Wednesday nights. Chose from the following start dates: 1/18/17 or 3/15/17 or 5/10/17 or 7/12/17 or 9/13/17
Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Contact: Dr. Paula Nelson LCSW, MCAP, CET and certified Bringing Baby Home educator
Information: For more information or to sign up, please visit here or call Dr. Nelson at 813-951-8889. You can also email via the website or paula@drpaulanelson.com.


Texas

 

Houston

Instructor: Brandi Tarver, LPC, LMFT, CGT
Location: University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
Cost: Registration fee of $180 includes materials for the workshop. If you pre-register, the fee is $150. Lunch is on your own at nearby restaurants.
Dates: February 18-19 (Early registration ends December 30, 2016) and July 15-16 (Early registration ends May 26, 2017).
Contact: Call 281-480-0200 or email Brandi.tarver@hotmail.com for more information or to register.
Information: Classes meets on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am-3:30pm.

*****

Instructor: Anne Wright, MSHRD
Location: Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, 6651 Main St., Houston, TX 77030
Cost: $150 per couple
Dates:
March 25 & 26
April 29 & 30
June 24 & 25
August 12 & 13
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
Contactlearn@texaschildrens.org.
Information: For more information/to register please click here.

 


Washington

Bellevue

Instructor: Suzette Parker, BCC, CRC, MLT, Gottman Trained Educator
Location: Bellegrove OB/GYN
Date: and times:
Wednesdays March 15, 22, 29 from 6-9pm
Cost: FREE for Microsoft employees or $225
Information: For more information or to register please visit here,

Kirkland

Instructor: Suzette Parker, BCC, CRC, MLT, Gottman Trained Educator
Location: ECF Event Center 127 10th St South, Suite 600 Kirkland, WA 98033
Date: and times:
Friday and Saturday March 31st-April 1st, 2017 3-9 PM
Cost: FREE for Microsoft employees or $225
Contact: Suzette Parker coachsuzette@gmail.com or 425-269-4806
Information: All materials, fees and snacks included. For more information or to register please visit here.

*****

Instructor: Deborah Sleeman
Location: EvergreenHealth, Kirkland
Date:
Two consecutive Saturdays
May 6th & 13th
October 2th & November 4th
Times: 9:30am-4:30pm each day
Cost: $300 (scholarships available, email for details)
Contact: Deborah Gleeman (425) 899-3000.
Information: Babes in arms welcome. Register here or by calling (425) 899-3000.

Seattle

Instructor: Thresholds – Amity Kramer
Location:  1817 Queen Anne Ave N. Suite 202, Seattle, WA
Dates:
2017 Workshops
March 25 & 26
April 29 & 30
May 27 & 28
June 10 & 11
July 22 & 23
August 19 & 20
September 16 & 17
October 14 & 15
November 11 & 12
December 9 & 10
January 20 & 21, 2018
Time: 9am – 5pm
Contact: amity@thresholds.info
Information: Register at www.thresholds.info. Questions? Contact Amity Kramer, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA) amity@thresholds.info. $150 deposit required. Workshop covered for Microsoft employees. To save your space in class call Wellspring EAP and let them know what class you registered for. This is a family friendly classroom designed for comfort. Babies 7 months and under are welcome to attend.
*****

Instructor: Lesli Desai and Megan Slade
Location: 9140 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126
Dates: February 4th and 11thApril 29th and May 6th
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Cost: $150 per couple (includes workbook and materials); Limited scholarships available.
Contact: Contact us at transitiontoparenting@gmail.com
Information: Babies 6 months and under may attend. Register at www.transitiontoparenting.orgQuestions? Contact us at transitiontoparenting@gmail.com

*****

Seattle / Edmonds / Issaquah

Instructors: Various
Location: Swedish Medical Center campuses (First Hill, Ballard, Edmonds, & Issaquah)
Dates: Ongoing (see Swedish Medical Center website for dates at specific locations)
Information: Please go to this link for more information and to register.


AUSTRALIA

New South Wales

Tamworth, New South Wales

Instructor: Pedro Sousa, certified 7P™ and Bringing Baby Home™ educator
Location: V Guy Cable Building, 201 Marius Street, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Dates:
Two Saturdays:
March 18 & 25
April 22 & 29
May 20 & 27
June 17 & 24
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm each day
Cost: FREE, including material
Contact: Pedro Sousa 02 6738 7200, p.sousa@centacarenenw.com.au
Information: Find more information about the program here.


CANADA

 

Alberta

 

Calgary, Alberta

Instructor: Erin Hinton, MA CCC & certified Bringing Baby Home educator and Amanda Hart-Morin, MA MFT CCC & certified Bringing Baby Home educator
Location: TBD
Dates: March 18-19, 2017
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: $350 per couple and includes couples workbook and all materials as well as light refreshments.
Contact: Erin Hinton, MA CCC & certified Bringing Baby Home educator or Amanda Hart-Morin, MA MFT CCC & certified Brining Baby Home educator
Information: For more information or to sign up, please visit here or email kindredworkshops@gmail.com .

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Instructor: Melissa Redden, certified Bringing Baby Home Program educator
Location: The Hub Family Resource Centre, 10020 (B) Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta
Dates: March 18-19 2017
Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm, including a one-hour lunch break
Cost: Free for residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Contact: Melissa Redden 780-719-7110 or w2p@thehubfrc.ca
Information: To register, please visit here.


Ontario

 

Windsor, Ontario

Instructor: Jessica Swabey, MA, CCC, Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
Location: Ojibway Nature Center, 5200 Matchette Road, Windsor, ON (Free Parking).
Dates:  March 25 & March 26 or September 23 & September 24
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm (with a 1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $225 per couple. Includes participant materials and light refreshments. Lunch is on your own
Contact: Jessica Swabey, MA, CCC, Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
Information: For more information contact Jessica Swabey Family Counselling at 519-915-8383 or visit here.