Round two. “Here we go again! What have we gotten ourselves into?” This is probably the most common question asked by parents who have just transitioned from having one child to two. While being a second-time mom creates new joys as you see how much more confident you feel mothering your second baby, it is often different this time around, and adjusting our expectations and managing the mommy guilt is more important than ever!
At The Pump Station, we have discovered that it is so important for second-time moms (or third-time moms for that matter!) to have a community to come to every week where they can discuss and process questions unique to parenting more than one child like, “What was I thinking having another baby?” “How do handle my older child’s feelings of jealousy” “How do I make bedtime work now that I have two children to manage?” “How do I help encourage a healthy sibling relationship?” “How do I keep from getting frustrated with my partner over, well, everything?” Okay, so that last question is not unique to second-time moms! The list goes on and on!
Led by credentialed therapists who specialize in early child development and maternal mental health, this class is one of the best things that you can do for yourself as a second-time mom. You will meet other second-time or third-time moms with babies the same age as your youngest child, and gain the guidance, education and friendships that all new second-time mothers need.
Based on a mindful and conscious parenting philosophy, our classes emphasize how to parent with reflection, respect and connection. Our goal is for you to leave feeling confident and supported in your new role.
75-minute classes meet once weekly for 8 weeks. We offer five 8-week sessions in total. This class is for mommy and youngest child only. It begins when your youngest is 4-8 weeks old, and concludes with a very special graduation day as your youngest approaches their first birthday. A new topic is presented for discussion each week, but every class includes developmental play as well as a check-in time to connect and ask questions. As babies grow, we add new activities to each session to help promote baby’s development. We also provide you with weekly handouts that include the most up-to-date and current research available. Moms develop close relationships with other moms, while babies receive their first social experience.
And Baby Makes Four? Could it be more different the Second Time around? by Elyse Eberstein, CLE, MSW, from The Pump Station Blog
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