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Bringing Baby Home: Parenting & Relationship Workshops

Are you expecting? Did you recently welcome a new baby? Covenant's care ministry invites you to a two-day workshop developed by the Gottman Institute to prepare for the normal challenges of becoming a family.

The "Bringing Baby Home" program teaches couples how to:

  • Increase friendship in their relationships
  • Deal effectively with conflict
  • Involve dads in infant care and parenting
  • Improve the quality of parent-infant interaction
  • Recognize the psychological and emotional needs of your child

Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. 

Bringing Baby Home workshops help you to be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development. 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.

The workshops are led by Gottman-certified educators Susan Ferone, LCSW, Covenant's care coordinator, and Parish Nurse Mary Mattiacci, RN, who has many years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse.

When: Two options are available. Feb. 10-11 or June 2-3. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. Cost is $50 per couple (scholarships available).

How to register: Click here to contact Susan Ferone, Covenant's care teams coordinator, or call Susan at 704-804-7585.