Monday, April 9, 2012

Calling all dads! Daddy and Me class is finally here!

by Julie Wright, MFT, 

So, you’ve all heard the familiar lament from moms in our Mommy and Me classes, “I wish my husband/partner could hear this!”

Hey, dads need a class too! They need to get together with other dads and find out that they’re not alone in this new parenthood thing.  It’s the greatest feeling to share the part of this new adventure you find most challenging or life changing and see the heads nodding in your group.  What a relief; it’s perfectly normal!

Along with the support factor, we strive to bring high level, mindfulness oriented, research based information to our classes but only half of our parents are benefiting, at least until now.  Our dads are just as hungry to learn and discuss these topics! 

It’s also true that when we have had a “Dads Day” in a Mommy and Me class, it’s been an enormous success. Our dads love to see all the babies, sing silly songs and share stories and tips with other parents, just like moms do. There’s every reason to invite Dads in, to tell them what really goes on in Mommy and Me!

Well, finally, the time has come. We are offering a DADDY and Me Class at The Pump Station and Nurtury™ for the first time! The 8-week class will meet on Sundays from 10:00am – 11:30am.

Jane Rosen, PhD, who has extensive experience with moms, dads, babies and couples is very happy to be leading the class. 

Daddy and Me classes include but are not limited to:
•guidance for sleeping and eating
•developmental play
•attachment and separation
•optimizing your baby’s capacities through your relationship
•mindful parenting in challenging moments
•the science of praise
•supportive friendships with other moms and dads
•songs, movement, fun!
•adjustment to parenthood
•back to work/finding balance
•partner issues/reconnecting after baby
•preschool tips
•potty training

Please email with your baby’s name, birth date, your phone number. Feel free to contact her if you have any questions.

Join our Daddy & Me Friends with Benefits!
When you sign up for an 8-week session you get to enjoy the following benefits:
10% off all merchandise purchases*
Guidance and support from clinical therapists of health professionals with extensive background in early childhood development and parenting.
The support and friendship of other dads who will be part of your world for years to come! You can't put a price on that!
*Offer valid from registration through last day of session. Proof of I.D. will be required. Not valid to towards Medela Pump In Style and Free Style Breastpumps, rentals, consults, classes, sale merchandise or online orders.