Let's Stick Together
Three simple habits that will keep new parents love alive
Before your first child comes along it’s difficult to comprehend just how different life is about to become. Along with the excitement and euphoria of having a new addition to the family there are sleepless nights and utter exhaustion. It’s no wonder that in the midst of this the relationship between mum and dad can get forgotten.
Most parents start family life with the intention of it lasting forever but many couples don’t make it past the first couple of years. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
Let’s Stick Together is a simple one hour session that teaches three principles – bad habits, good habits, and friendship.
Researchers have known for years that being nice to one another isn’t enough for a successful relationship. The biggest predictor of problems early on is how we mistreat one another. It’s our attitude and behaviour that really count. Communication and happiness are the result!
Originally written and developed by Harry Benson, founder of Bristol Community Family Trust, Let’s Stick Together sessions have reached thousands of new parents since they started six years ago. They are run in pre- and post-natal groups by trained volunteers, mostly mums, at the invitation of Health Visitors, Children’s Centres, Parent & Toddler group leaders etc.
The three simple habits covered are:
- STOP bad habits – these video clips will give you a taste of what they are
- Start good habits – using Love Languages
- and keeping Dad involved.
From their roots in Bristol, these sessions are now being delivered in three areas in England (South West, West Midlands, Bedfordshire) by Care for the Family volunteers, thanks to grants from the Department of Education. They will expand nationwide from the summer as funding allows. Visit the Let’s Stick Together website to find out more.
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