Towards Parenthood - Preparing your parents for the transition from work to parenthood
As part of our coaching services, mums@work have partnered with ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) to offer a ‘Towards Parenthood’ coaching package specifically designed with ‘parents-to-be’ in mind, to assist mums and dads in managing the transition into parenthood and to stay in touch whilst on parental leave.
- Consists of 1 x coaching session with a working parent career coach, and
- Includes a copy of ACER’s book ‘Towards Parenthood’, and
- Includes a ‘preparing for parental leave’ checklist.
About the ‘Towards Parenthood’ publication - This guidebook aims to assist parents manage the complex demands of parenting, strengthen the couple relationship and the relationship between parents and infants. Skills in coping, problem-solving, enhancing self-esteem, assertive communication, bonding with your baby and understanding your baby's cues are presented.
Upon completion of this service, your parents will be prepared for parental leave; have a plan for how they will stay in touch whilst on leave and, feel supported as they being their transition into parenthood!
‘Towards Parenthood’ the book has grown out of the work of the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the emotional well-being of parents and infants and is a collaborative effort, authored by:
Jeannette Milgrom, Jennifer Ericksen, Bronwyn Leigh, Yolanda Romeo, Elizabeth Loughlin, Rachael McCarthy and Bella Saunders.
An additional aim is to strengthen the couple relationship and the relationship between parents and infants. Skills in coping, problem-solving, enhancing self-esteem, assertive communication, bonding with your baby and understanding your baby’s cues are all presented in the book.
“Working parents who are equipped to take control of their home and family, will function more effectively in the workplace,” says Emma Walsh, Director of mums@work.
Upon completion of this course, your working parents will have confidence to manage their work/life balance effectively, be able to discern what arrangement of work/life balance is right for them and have the tools to begin their transition into parenthood.
This course is best completed whilst your working parent/s are expecting, before the arrival of their new baby.
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REVIEWS & FEEDBACK
This very detailed self-help guidebook covers many aspects of motherhood, fatherhood and parenthood including pregnancy, changing relationships, caring for yourself and your baby, life balance, health, and the many changes all new parents face. Rather than one author's perspective, this program is written by a team of experts and has been extensively roadtested by several Australian families and developed by the Parent-Infant Research Institute. The book is easy to follow, and the material is presented in digestible chunks as a mixture of practical information, background information, suggestions, examples and activities, all of which help with to understanding, evaluation, assessment and brainstorming. An excellent resource for any parent-to-be to have on hand.
Review: 18 July 2008
Feedback from women who have completed Towards Parenthood
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“The strategies for increasing positive and decreasing negative thoughts were useful.”
“I found the ‘Parenting Suggestions for Managing Newborns’ was the most helpful chapter as it assisted in practical ways.”
“Overall, the program helped organise my thinking about my baby.”