Nurturing Newborn Attachment

Taking care of a newborn can be both wonderful and scary. When you have a strong bond with your baby, it is easier to read their cues and know what they need.

newborn mom taking care newborn baby

Nurturing Newborn Attachment

That deep bond between a baby and their primary caregiver is called attachment. Attachment develops over time when you respond to your newborn in warm, consistent ways. When your child is attached to you, they feel safe with you and their surroundings.

This class will teach you the basics of attachment so that you can deepen your relationship with your baby. A strong attachment with your child helps them to become secure, confident, independent, and compassionate.   

 

Who can attend?

  • Any caregiver who is parenting (or about to parent) a child between 0 and 12 months.
  • You can attend the class with or without your baby.
  • Bringing your baby with you allows you to practice the skills you are learning in class.

What will you learn?

This class will focus on the relationship between a caregiver and their newborn baby (0 to 12 months). You’ll learn:

  • What is attachment
  • How attachment is formed
  • Ways to support healthy attachment
  • How to communicate with your baby
  • Strategies to reduce separation
  • How brains develop
  • How you can impact your child’s brain development
  • How to prepare for childcare
  • The importance of self-care as a caregiver

 

When and where is it offered?

  • The class is available as a group workshop and a private class.
  • The group class is offered several times per year. Scroll down for upcoming dates.
  • You can attend this class online or in person at our office at 9912-106 Street, Edmonton.
  • In our group workshops, you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself and your family, hear others’ experiences, and practice new skills. Many people who attend our workshops say they feel better after attending because they realize that they are not alone.
  • In a private class, you will receive the same amount of information as our group workshops, condensed into 3 hours with the facilitator. These are ideal for individuals or couples who want to get started sooner than the next group workshop, can’t attend the group workshops due to work schedules or other personal commitments, or simply prefer a more private setting.

How much does it cost?

$50 per person or $75 per couple

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If needed, you can apply for a subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the workshop registration form.

What to expect upon arrival at The Family Centre?

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15 Oct

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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