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:

  • Saturdays, May 1 – 15, 2021
  • Wednesdays, May 5 – 19, 2021
  • Sundays, May 30 – June 13, 2021
  • Saturdays, June 5 – 19, 2021
  • Mondays, June 7 – 21, 2021
  • Thursdays, June 17 – July 1, 2021
  • Fridays, July 2 – 16, 2021
  • Saturdays, July 10 – 24, 2021
  • Sundays, July 11 – 25, 2021
  • Sundays, August 1 – 15, 2021
  • Saturdays, August 14 – 28, 2021
  • Tuesdays, August 17 – 31, 2021
  • Saturdays, September 18 – October 2, 2021
  • Sundays, October 3 – 17, 2021
  • Saturdays, October 30 – November 6 – 13, 2021
  • Sundays, November 14 – 28, 2021
  • Sundays, December 5 – 19, 2021

Times:

  • M – Th Classes – 6:00pm – 9:00pm PT
  • F – 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 – Zoom or similar platform
Dates:

  • Tuesdays, April 27, May 4 – 25, & June 1, 2021

Times: Two time options

  • Tuesdays: 4:00pm – 6:00pm PT
  • Tuesdays: 7:00pm – 9:00pm PT

Contact: Lara Elfstrand at (408) 679-2220 or lara@little-elf.org
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome. Early Bird Special: Save 20% on April classes through April 6 with code EARLYBIRD. Check website for more details.

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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Taber
Location: Virtual Meetings
Dates:

  • Saturdays: June 5 – 26 & July 3 – 10, 2021
  • 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, June 7 – 21, 2021 – 5:30 to 8:00 PM CST
  • 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 Perera, LCSW
Location: Virtual / Online
Dates:

  • June 5 – 6, & June 13, 2021

Times: 1:00pm – 3:30pm ET
Contact: Jennifer Perera at (973) 337-0586 or jennifer@intervalhealth.com
Additional Info: Materials provided.

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Instructor(s): Madi Williams
Location: Zoom meeting
Salt Lake, Utah
Dates: Wednesdays, May 19 – June 23, 2021
Times: 7:00pm – 9:00pm MT
Contact: Madi Williams at (801) 755-6294 or bbhmadi@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.

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Instructor(s): Nicole Lako, MFT and Maryellen Mullin, MFT
Location: Online – Zoom
Dates: Saturdays, April 24 – May 29, 2021
Times: 8:00am – 10:00am
Contact: Nicole Lako at (415) 794-1998 or Nicole.lako@gmail.com
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome.

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Instructor(s): Lara Elfstrand
Location: ONLINE
Dates: Thursdays, April 22 – May 27, 2021
Times: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Contact: Zach Beach Director of The Heart Center at (815) 608-1394 or info@the-heart-center.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.

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Instructor(s): Deborah Sleeman – EvergreenHealth
Location: Virtual
Dates: Tuesdays, June 1 – 22, 2021
Times: 6:00pm – 8:30pm PT
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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Instructor(s): Chelsea Crow-Fuentes LMFT, PMH-C & George Fuentes AMFT, APCC
Location: Virtual
Dates:

  • Class A: May 28 – 30, 2021
  • Class B: June 18 – 20, 2021

Times:

  • Class A: 9:30am – 12:00pm PT
  • Class B: 4:00pm – 8:00pm PT

Contact: Chelsea Crow-Fuentes at (949) 484-5008 or coupleforcouplescounseling@gmail.com
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Amanda Kirk, MS
Location: Virtual Workshop
Dates:

  • Class 1: Weeknight Workshop: Mondays, April 26 – May 24, 2021
  • Class 2: Weekend Retreat: May 21 – 23, 2021

Times:

  • Class 1: 6:30pm – 9:00pm EST
  • Class 2: Times Vary – EST

Contact: Amanda Kirk at (434) 239-4949 or amanda@amanda-kirk.com
Additional Info: Materials provided.

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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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Oregon

Portland

Instructor(s): Wendy Scharp and Shawn Salter, MWS
Location: 2721 N Lombard St
Portland, Oregon 97217
Dates:

  • April 23 – 24, 2021

Times: 6:30pm – 4:00pm
Contact: Wendy Scharp at (503) 766-3435 or shawn@mindfulpapa.com

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Pennsylvania

West Chester

Instructor(s): Nora Wright
Location: 220 West Union Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Dates:

  • Thursdays – May 13 – 27 & June 3 – 10, 2021

Times: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Nora Wright at (484) 319-3864 or familyhivewc@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials 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:

  • April 10 & 11, 2021
  • 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:

  • May 2021
  • 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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