What Parents Need to Know Before Bringing Home Baby
Why Do We Need This Course?
Bringing a baby into your family is a wonderful experience, but it can also wreak havoc on a relationship if partners aren't ready or don't know how to put the right effort into one another. So, how do you know where to focus? Is there a way to prepare and predict the possible pitfalls?
The answer to both questions is YES! In Baby Proof Your Relationship, you can learn how to best fortify your relationship so that bringing baby home brings only joy, not strife.
Curiosity vs Judgement (Changes & stages mom and baby)
Teamwork (Boundaries & Intentional conversations)
Each segment of the course will have a short information video, an optional meditation to do alone or together and some workbook/journal activities to help solidify the lesson learned. This is designed for busy parents, so none of it will be too time consuming. Cristie is a mom first. So she knows how to pack what you need into easily digestible bits. All of the lessons will leave you and your partner with insight and practical tools to enter in to parenthood and navigate the challenges as a unified team.
Why Should We Listen to You?
Maybe now is the time to tell you a bit about me. I am a Doctor of Psychology with a specialty in trauma and postpartum maternal mental health. In my private practice, I work with new moms managing the huge transition to parenting and seasoned parents learning to navigate the transitions that kids of all ages go through.
Before becoming a counselor, I was a doula, a health coach and I worked as a teacher in public and private schools for 12 years. I even have a Master's Degree in Education, so I know a thing or two about kids. Maybe most important though is that I am a working mom of three teenagers. (Yes, teenagers and yes, I once lived through a year of 3 under 4!)
My kids are 3 different humans with three very different types of needs and I've walked alongside my partner raising them for the better part of 20 years.
So, in short, I am here, in the trenches with you, juggling motherhood, my relationships, career and self-care. I get it. My kids may be closer to college than diapers, but I remember those years and I am still passionate about helping all parents get what they need.
Mom of 3
Your lessons did give me the feeling that I could improve and understand myself more, and it empowered me to improve my relationships too. Little tweaks have made a big difference in our home over the last couple months. I can sense that approaching my kids and husband differently has made them respond differently — all for the better.
Learn how to best fortify your relationship so that bringing baby home brings only joy, not strife