Welcoming a baby into your family can be overwhelming and stressful. The goal of Bringing Baby Home is to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate these changes. In the BBH workshop, you and your partner will learn how to:
- Prioritize your relationship, and find joy and fondness during times of stress
- Work through conflict with greater ease
- Improve communication and connection
- Create positive parent-baby interactions
- Reduce affects of postpartum mood disorders
- Better understand child development and ways to play with your baby
Why choose a Gottman Institute workshop?
The BBH workshop is research-based and research-tested. These workshops are dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. Developed by renowned relationship and parenting experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the BBH program is based on 40 years of research at the University of Washington.
What is Bringing Baby Home?
Couples attend the workshop together, and it takes place over the course of two Saturdays (a total of 12 hours of content). Each couple will receive a Gottman Institute Bringing Baby Home handbook and workshop box. The workshop includes lots of activities, discussion, and time for dialog with your partner. Classes are small with ten couples or fewer, and are offered in a family-friendly classroom.
This is designed for parents who are pregnant or have kids under the age
of 3. Have a baby? They can come too. Our venue, Hillman City Collaboratory, includes a children’s playroom next to our workshop area, where babies can nap or play throughout the day. Sign up for a class anytime before your baby is crawling.
Who should attend?
- Partners expecting a baby or parenting a young child. (It may be your first baby, or fourth!)
- LGBTQ families
- Families of color
- Families of all religions
- Adoptive families, families using a surrogate – really anyone welcoming a baby into their house!
These workshops are not designed for couples in severe distress, or those struggling with domestic violence, drug abuse, or mental illness. I am happy to refer you to other resources if you are experiencing these challenges. Please feel free to contact me via email for referrals: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: Pay what you can. A suggested fee is $225.
Location: Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Dates in 2018: 8:30-3:30 each day
- January 27 and February 3
- April 21 and April 28
- June 2 and June 16
- September 15 and September 22
- October 27 and November 3
There are a limited number of spots in each workshop, so register today to secure your spot!