The links on this page are to other sites or programs that may assist you in your preparations for parenthood or to add to what you learn in The Couple and Baby Class. All the materials listed are offered free of charge.
WEB sites With additional information on Marriage and Parenting
Intermin.org – This is the site where Mike Constantine’s teaching on Marriage, Parenting, and Pre-Marital preparation is available. The materials are in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Your Child’s Journey – This is Diane’s site for parents with babies from birth through early childhood. Diane sends out a monthly bulletin from birth to 3 years for parents who request, First Steps These bulletins include the usual mile markers for that month of development, what to expect next, and how parents can help their baby develop well. Next Steps is an email newsletter with some topics of interest to parents after their child is three years of age.
Materials to subscribe to receive by email
Bringing Baby Home – Cielia Hatch, of Hatch Counselling, has an email version of the Bringing Baby Home course. She has done a great job of explaining each of the major components of Bringing Baby Home. The emails are sent approximately every two days. This can augment what you learn in Couple and Baby.
The Marriage Minute by the Gottman Institute – This is an email you can sign up for that will give you a quick tip of something you can do to improve your marriage. Each one gives links to other articles that explain more on that topic. It is all produced by The Gottman Institute.
Additional Articles on Lesson Topics
Becoming a Parent from Focus on the Family- This is a short 5 part series of articles on preparing your marriage for parenting.
Lonely Husband – The importance of maintaining the love relationship after baby comes.
The Importance of Kindness – This article from The Gottman Institute shows how important kindness is to marriage and ways to be kind.