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): Andrea Horowitz, LMHC
Location: Online via Zoom
Dates: Saturdays, April 11, 2020 – May 16, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 10:30am
Contact: Andrea Horowitz at (518) 653-5993 or Info@pegasuscounselingpllc.com
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome.
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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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California

Cupertino

Instructor(s): LeMel Firestone-Palerm, LMFT, LPCC, CGT
Location: 20920 McClellan Rd
Cupertino, California 95014
Dates:

  • April 24 & 25, 2020
  • October 9 & 10, 2020

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: LeMel Firestone-Palerm, LMFT, LPCC, CGT at (626) 221-8632 or lemel@sfbaycounseling.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Newport Beach

Instructor(s): Chelsea Crow-Fuentes,George Fuentes
Location: Online via Zoom
Newport Beach, CA
Dates: May 15, 16, & 17, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Contact: Chelsea Crow-Fuentes at (949) 484-5008 or coupleforcouplescounseling@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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San Francisco

Instructor(s): Maryellen Mullin, LMFT, CGT and Nicole Lako, LMFT
Location: Online Option
San Francisco, CA 94118
Dates:

April 25 & May 2, 2020

Times: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Contact: Nicole Lako at (415) 820-1620 or Nicole.lako@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Kansas

Overland Park

Instructor(s): Tammy Coder Mikinski, Ph.D.
Location: Heartland Play Therapy
6701 W. 64th St., Suite 109
Overland Park, Kansas 66202
Dates: April 25 & 26, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Connie Kerstetter at (913) 777-6665 or connie@sastuncenter.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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New Jersey

Westfield

Instructor(s): Jennifer Perera, LCSW
Location: Online via GoToMeeting
Westfield, NJ 07090
Dates:

  • May 16 & 17 and 23 & 24, 2020
  • June 20 & 21 and 27 & 28, 2020

Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Contact: Jennifer Perera at (973) 337-0586 or jennifer@intervalhealth.com
Additional Info: Materials provided.
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North Carolina

Chapel Hill

Instructor(s): Felice Reddy,Sarah Hess
Location: 421 Meadowmont Village Circle, Suite 400
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Dates:

May 9 & 10, 2020

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Felice Reddy at (919) 213-0537 or felicereddyphd@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP), Reimbursement available (Premera Blue Cross).
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Oregon

Albany

Instructor(s): Vince and Angela Schwindt with Dave Jackson
Location: 3311 Pacific Blvd. SW
Mid-Willamette Family YMCA
Albany, OR 97321
Dates: June 13 & 14, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: Angela Schwindt at (541) 757-1761 or angela@fofom.org
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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South Carolina

Greenville

Instructor(s): Miranda Llano, LPC
Location: Online Option
Greenville, SC 29601
Dates:

Thursdays from April 23 – March 21, 2020

Times: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Contact: Miranda Llano at (864) 271-3549 or mirandallano@pettigru.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Susannah Baldwin, LPC, PMH-C
Location: Online Option Greenville, SC 29605
Dates: May 16 & 17, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Susannah Baldwin at (864) 242-0005 or info@reproductivejourney.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Texas

Austin

Instructor(s): Allison Burch, MLIS, CPC, ELI-MP
Location: Sol Healing and Wellness Center
13805 Ann Place
Austin, TX 78728
Dates: August 29 & 30, 2020

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Allison Burch at (512) 565-3617 or hello@allisonburch.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Cibolo

Instructor(s): Mary Holman-Anderson and Rachel Hasper
Location: 203 Rawe Ave
Cibolo, Texas 78108
Dates:

  • April 25 & 26, 2020
  • July 11 & 12, 2020

Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Contact: Rachel Hasper at (210) 343-5212 or info@gvhealthandhealing.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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Houston

Instructor(s): Anne Wright, MS
Location: 6651 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030
Dates: June 13 & 14, 2020
Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Kelsey Hayes at (832) 826-5220 or learn@texaschildrens.org
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Melissa Hernandez
Location: 6651 Main St
Houston, Texas 77030
Dates: May 2 & 3, 2020
Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Kelsey Hayes at (832) 826-5220 or learn@texaschildrens.org
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, 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

Kirkland

Instructor(s): Deborah Sleeman
Location: Online – Live Webex Workshop
Kirkland, WA 98034
Dates:

May 9 & 16, 2020 (9:30am-4:30pm)

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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Port Ludlow

Instructor(s): Joni Parthemer
Location: The Port Ludlow Resort
One Heron Road
Port Ludlow, WA 98363
Dates: May 23 & 24 (Welcome reception May 22)

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Joni Parthemer at (425) 890-6281 or joni.parthemer@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Amity Kramer and Georgie Coote
Location: Thresholds Classroom
2206 Queen Anne Ave N, Suite 304 – Online Option
Seattle, WA 98109
Dates:

  • May 16 & 17, 2020
  • June 27 & 28, 2020
  • July 18 & 19, 2020
  • August 29 & 30, 2020
  • September 19 & 20, 2020
  • October 24 & 25, 2020
  • November 14 & 15, 2020
  • December 12 & 13, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: amity@thresholds.info or (206) 819-1383
Additional Info: Free parking. Scholarships available and cost reimbursed for eligible employees through Microsoft’s EAP. Babies 7 months and under are welcome to attend.
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Instructor(s): Mettarel Associates, PS – Various Instructors
Location: 3414 1/2 Fremont Ave N, Ste D
Seattle, WA 98103-8812
Dates:

  • April 25 & 26, 2020
  • Various Ongoing Dates – check website

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Anna Goeke at (206) 472-9297 or workshops@mettarel.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP), Reimbursement available (Premera Blue Cross).
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Instructor: Ursula Hildebrandt, PhD, MSW
Location: Kumon Learning Center, University Village
Seattle, WA 98105
Dates: Ongoing (First Saturday and Sunday of every month)
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Dr. Ursula Hildebrandt at developingfams@gmail.com or (206) 409-2931
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available. Cost reimbursed for eligible employees through Microsoft’s EAP and Premera Blue Cross.
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Instructor(s): Katie Streit
Location: 4320 SW Hill St
Seattle, WA 98116
Dates:

  • May 9 & 16, 2020
  • October 10 & 17, 2020

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Katie Streit at (206) 388-6756 or katie@parenting-together.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments 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 23 & 30, 2020
  • October 2020
  • February 2021
  • 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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United Arab Emirates


Dubai

Dubai

Instructor(s): Matleena Vanhanen
Location: Malaak – Online Option
Times Square Center
Dubai, Dubai 0000
Dates:

  • May 29 & 30, 2020
  • October 16 & 17, 2020

Times:

  • Fridays 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturdays 9:00am – 4:00pm

Contact: Matleena Vanhanen at 04 328 4019 or workshops@malaak.me
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided.
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