Becoming Us™ Preparation for Parenthood
When partners become parents, especially with their first baby, they experience a tsunami of individual and relationship shifts that come with the all-encompassing lifestyle changes that having a baby entails. Becoming parents happens without a manual, and preparing for parenthood is something that doesn’t get much attention in the way that preparing for birth does. As a Certified Becoming Us™ Facilitator, I am excited to help couples prepare for parenthood using a relationship program that fosters a strong connection for couples during pregnancy, birth, the postnatal period and the years beyond. Once upon a time there was a ‘village’ that helped guide, support and prepare parents for the transition to parenthood, but that’s been lost in modern times with family members living apart from each other.
Becoming Us™ explains the stages that relationships go through, and then explores the 8 steps for adjusting to parenthood. Based on Elly Taylor’s masterful book, Becoming Us: 8 Steps to Grow a Family That Thrives, the 8 steps or stages of parenthood include skills for maximising each step along the way. This unique evidence-based program is a model that draws on theory and practice and the latest international research.
Perinatal Relationship Coaching and Counselling
Some parents wonder how their relationship will survive after the baby is born. As partners become parents, this evidence-based education helps couples remain a team. Filled with knowledge, wisdom, and practical tools, Becoming Us™ helps parents-to-be and new parents understand the normal challenges that parenthood presents during the perinatal (before, during and after birth) period and beyond, and offers strategies for working together as a duet.
With a deeper understanding of the common issues that confront parents, and practical ways to work around and through them, this coaching package helps offset the common pattern of increased conflict in the first year after birth (true for 92% of couples). Creating realistic expectations, accepting the complexity of feelings, and facing new realities together, parents are empowered to move through the transition to parenthood with joy, laughter and fun!
Parent counselling is also available to help work through persistent issues beyond the usual.
Becoming Us™ Parents Program
A 5 session course that works with the principles of Becoming Us™ is coming soon. These sessions are designed as workshops to enliven the experience of pre-baby preparation. Watch this page!
If you would like to learn more, or get started with coaching, please contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am so delighted to be a Parenting 2.0 Global Presence Ambassador. I am part of a wonderful group of thought leaders in the area of parenting as a new paradigm based on the development of Life Skills excellence. Parenting 2.0 is an international, consciousness movement advocating positive change in every avenue of human interaction via a more dynamic Life Skills educational process.
New programmes are being designed for helping parents navigate the journey of parenthood.