Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three Love Lab(TM) experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by:
- maintaining intimacy and romance
- replacing a culture of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation
- preventing post-partum depression
- creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental
health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your baby
Complete with exercises that separate the "master" from the "disaster" couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.
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