BRINGING BABY HOME
This parenting + relationship workshop will help you and your partner feel more love and less stress as you move through the early years of parenting.
Bringing Baby Home Workshop
This workshop will be rejuvenating. You will spend two-days with the person you love, building tools for a lasting friendship, equality in parenting, and meaningful problem solving. Don't let the name fool you. This workshop is for anyone pregnant or parenting a human under the age of 3.
The Bringing Baby Home workshop is based 40+ years of relationship research from The Gottman Institute.
You and your partner will learn simple ways to:
Thresholds has been offering Bringing Baby Home workshops since 2008, and we see the struggles that new families face in our changing world. Bringing a baby home is life changing and can have a huge impact on your relationship. In fact, the majority of couples report a signifiant dip in relationship satisfaction within one year after they welcome a baby. Yikes. No one wants that!
Parenting is a wonderful and hard adjustment, and fighting with each other makes everything worse! Each class will give you and your partner relationship tools and time to practice so that you can face life as a supportive team.
The classes are small with nine couples or less offered online where you can be in the comfort of your own home. Babies are always welcome!
We believe that thriving relationships = thriving humans.
ALL GROUP CLASSES WILL BE FACILITATED ONLINE, VIA ZOOM, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
WHO THE CLASS IS FOR:
Families who want to cultivate intention, a deepening of friendship, and better problem solving skills. You are welcome to join if you are expecting a baby or parenting a child under 3, adoptive parents, LGBTQ families, and families of color.
Saturdays + Sundays 9-4 each day.
October 24 + 25
November 14 + 15
December 12 +13
Price per couple. Includes home study workbook that will be mailed to you before the class.
Log in details about your specific class will be emailed to you the week of class. We use the Zoom platform and you can join from a phone, tablet, or computer. You have the option to join your audio or video.
Microsoft employee? Lucky you! Baby Home workshops are covered in full for Microsoft employees. You must call your EAP and let them know you are planning to attend.
Don’t let parenthood bog down your relationship down!
Curious to learn more about the experience of a Bringing Home Baby Workshops? Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
Bringing Baby Home is designed for parents who are pregnant or have kids under the age of 3. Really you can take it whenever the time feels right. Taking it while pregnant will help you lay a good foundation for your relationship while parenting from day one, but if you already have children it's never too late to nurture your relationship! If you are pregnant please consider taking this course together with our Birthing from Within childbirth classes - check out our sweet package deals!
If you already have a baby they can come with you to class if they are pre-crawling (usually before 6 months of age). Our family friendly classroom is filled with soft furnishings, yoga balls, pillows and lots of space for babies (and grown-ups if needed) to roll around on the floor.
Absolutely. The class is designed for parents of children under the age of 3. If your child is crawling or walking, you will need to arrange childcare during the workshops. If your baby is pre-crawling, they are welcome to join us.
The class fee is covered in full for Microsoft Employees! To our understanding the class is not covered by other insurance companies at this time.
Absolutely. Along with our blog, we share plenty of excellent online and print resources for you to choose from to enhance your parenting and relationship experience. To get you started, we have included a few favorite parenting resources here >
“We had such a sweet evening together after class, reflecting on what was helpful and sharing with each other. We’re so grateful!”
“Our class WAS magic! Both of us are so thankful for the experience and the new tools. We both believe our relationship and family dynamic with new baby will ultimately be better because of it.”
“I left feeling validated about the deep connection I already had with my partner and with concrete steps to deepen it for years to come.”
“I feel more prepared going into parenthood having completed this class.”
“As part of our anniversary Elisabeth and I review the year and we each do a ‘high-low-high’ from the past year. We both agreed that our weekend with you and the ‘Bringing Baby Home’ class was a true highlight of the year. It was probably the best thing we’ve done for our relationship since our pre-marital counseling.”
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