At Parenting Matters, we believe that all parents need the support they can get in raising their young ones. It takes a village to raise a child and we would be honoured to be a part of your village.
We are offering a 3 session course for expectant and new parents to prepare for this important milestone in their life. Our sessions delve deep into the theme of building life long connections between parent and child. This happens alongside as they work on communication and building stronger emotional connections with their partner as they transition to this new phase. Each session will be 2 hours long, with ample time for Q & A.
CONTENT OF THE PROGRAM:
Our program focusses on the emotional needs of the parents/care givers and baby. It creates opportunities for conversations between the parents/care givers on crucial aspects of raising a little human being.This works as a beautiful and wholesome complement to most antenatal programs that focus on the physical concerns of pregnancy, child birth and infant care as these are the most pressing concerns for expectant and new parents.
WHY A PROGRAM FOR EXPECTANT AND NEW PARENTS?
1. Bringing Science to parents: Today, we are aware of the enormous role parents' play in how children's brains develop. Neuroscience tells us that brain development starts in utero and that early interactions with the baby impacts the architecture of the child's brain.
John Medina, geneticist and molecular biologist, author of Brain Rules for Babies, says, " What you do before pregnancy, during pregnancy and through the first five years- will affect your children for the rest of their lives."
Parenting Matters endeavours to support parents by sharing information from the latest research on brain science. Understanding the emotional and social needs of babies will empower young parents to make informed choices, be attuned to their babies and set a solid foundation for the optimal development of their child.
2. Changing times requires a change in approach: With the disintegration of large families and communities, parents need a lot of support to understand and deal with the stresses that may accompany childbirth and parenthood. Parents talk about how they find the early years very difficult because they are unprepared or not fully prepared for the huge changes that happen. This often shows up in the communication between the couple. We would like to support parents be better prepared at both an emotional and practical level.
Our course will support couples in having key conversations - how they can work as a team to nurture the baby, how responsibilities will be shared,discuss the pros and cons of going back to work etc.
3. Right information at the right time: In our work with parents, since 2004, our participants share that they wish they had adequate knowledge and skills about parenting right at the start.The most common regret often is, "Oh I wish I had known this when my baby was born. There are so many things I would have done differently." They also share that breaking out of set patterns or practices which are not beneficial to the child is challenging.
Beginning right at the start when parents are expecting a baby can make them feel empowered with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions.
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Our bank details are:
Account Name: Parenting Matters
Bank account number: 00172020001253
Branch: Anna Nagar
Bank: HDFC Bank
IFSC Code: HDFC0000017
* It is our sincere endeavour to make parent education available to any parent seeking it. If you are finding it difficult to pay the mentioned fee, please do reach out to us on 95660 75368.