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Adjustment to Parenting

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Week 12

In this session, we explore the journey for both new Mums and new Dads, as they begin to adjust to their new life as a parent, with guest Keith Read from Ngala’s DadsWA program.

Questions discussed:

    • What kinds of changes occur when you become a new parent?
    • What are the physical and emotional changes that happen when you welcome your new baby into your life?
    • How your expectations of parenthood may differ from reality, and how this may impacting on your adjustment to parenting.
    • Some tips on looking after yourself and how to manage this period of change and adjustment.

Week 13

We discuss the impact of having a baby on your relationship and how to manage these changes and work together to parent together:

    • How having a baby can impact upon your relationship and how these changes are common as they both adjust to becoming new parents.
    • The factors that contribute to conflict within the relationship.
    • How to talk and listen effectively  to each other about your feelings and acknowledging that this is a big time of physical and emotional change for each parent.
    • Some tips on how to have a parenting partnership and work together.

Resources for week 12 & 13:

Week 23

We discuss taking care of you:

    • Adjustment to parenting
    • How to recognize symptoms of Post Natal Depression and Perinatal Anxiety
    • Contributing factors to depression and anxiety
    • How to get help if you think you or your partner may be experiencing depression or anxiety
    • Treatment options and who can support you
    • The importance of speaking up and getting help early

Week 24

We continue our discussion about taking care of you:

    • How to stay mentally, physically and emotionally healthy as a parent
    • Strategies and tips for parents to help support each other
    • Self care – what is it and why is it so important in staying healthy?
    • How looking after you, is part of looking after baby.

Resources for weeks 23 &24

Week 25

We discussed parents working away or parenting  through separation:

    • Strategies and tips to help with parenting while working away.
    • Strategies for the parent at home, the working parent and the child to help maintain communication, connections and build healthy relationships.
    • How to help children deal with their emotions when they are being separated from their parents due to work or relationships break downs.
    • Parenting through separation and how to maintain your bond and emotional connection with your child if separated.
    • Putting your children first, how to be aware of your child’s emotional well being through separation.

 Resources for week 25

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    Birth to 4 months: A 5-week series of workshops for parents with a newborn baby. Each workshop covers a wide range of topics about you and your new baby and provides the opportunity to meet and connect with other new parents in your local area.

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