Challenge Accepted

I came upon this quote the other day “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”  I feel most people transitioning into parenthood could benefit from this idea.  The idea that each persons journey into parenthood is different and unique.  In all journeys we may run into a little stormy weather every once in a while.  One of the keys to getting through these storms is being prepared.  As we all know we can not be prepared for every situation that we face BUT if we have a good base of knowledge we can usually figure something out to get us through.  New parents can gain this knowledge through various means.  Some individuals buy books, talk with others, or take a class that is offered through the hospital.  The focus of a lot of these sources varies but typically focuses on how to take care of the baby and the plethora of things that come with their care.  This knowledge base is important and definitely an important part of your journey as a parent.

However, how many of these sources challenge you to take care of your relationship?  Dr. John Gottman and his associates through research have discovered that 67% of couples experienced a precipitous decline in relationship satisfaction in the first 3 years of the baby’s life.  These statistics cause me to wonder if the couple’s sources provided them with a good knowledge base on how to stay connected with their partner as they transitioned into parenthood.  Did the couple feel they had the right tools to “save the ship” through the storm?

The Bringing Baby Home program is a great resource to make sure that your sailing goes more smoothly.  It provides you with a good knowledge base to work through any “storm” you may encounter and keep connected with your partner in the process.  My hope is that participating in this program you will feel more confident in your skills to sail through any weather with your partner and embrace the storm.  I challenge you to make your relationship a priority as you begin this journey.  Sign up now for the March BBH challenge under the upcoming events tab available with this link. Upcoming Events

Enjoy Your Journey,

Faith

BBH Program

Greetings!

I am sure you at this point you are getting curious about what this program is all about.  Having a baby is an exciting time and allows families the opportunity for many new beginnings.  Families will enjoy building new relationships with others, new goals will form, and new dreams will be created.  However, in all this excitement the importance of the relationship between the parents is sometimes lost.  Research shows that within three years after the birth of a child, approximately two-thirds of couples will experience a significant drop in their relationship quality and will have an increase in conflict and hostility.  There are many great programs out there that cover how to take care of our baby BUT not how to take care of the relationship with our partners.   This is where Bringing Baby Home steps in to save the day!  It provides a research-based and research-tested psycho-educational intervention for your relationship.  Check out this short video from Dr. Gottman to see what he has to say about the benefits!  Stay tuned for more information on how BBH can help you in your own journey.

Enjoy Your Journey!

Faith

First blog post

Welcome!

Thanks for joining me in my new adventure! I am super excited to offer some great opportunities for couples to ensure their relationship stays strong throughout their journey together.

My focus for the spring is the Bringing Baby Home program https://www.gottman.com/about/research/parenting/.   Check out this link for more information about the program.  I am a trained leader in this program through the Gottman Institute.  This program is a great resource for those expecting and/or already have a child up the age of 3 years old.

As an introduction to the program, I am offering a “challenge” in the month of March to allow you a sneak preview into what this program has to offer.  For a small fee of $25.00 you will get a weekly newsletter via email that will give you some information and a “challenge” to complete for the week. Feel free to sign up with pay pal under my Upcoming Events link.  You will be invited to a private Facebook group where you can join a community of others going through similar experiences.  When you post in the group about completing your challenge your name will be entered for a chance at the prize which will be drawn at the end of the month.  The more challenges you complete the more chances you have to win!  I may even throw in a few more surprises BUT you will have to sign up to see!

I hope you will join me for this great experience and see how BBH can help you transition smoothly into this next chapter.  IF this is NOT where you are at currently in your journey have no FEAR…I have some more ideas brewing.  So stay tuned and check back often!

Enjoy your journey!

Faith