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Towards Parenthood: Preparing for the Changes and Challenges of a New Baby

Towards Parenthood 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.

This guidebook aims to assist parents manage the complex demands of parenting. 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 presented.

Prof. Jeannette Milgrom, Jennifer Ericksen, Dr Brownyn Leigh, Yolanda Romeo, Elizabeth Loughlin, Bella Saunders and Rachael McCarthy are current and past members of the Parent–Infant Research Institute (PIRI) team at Austin Health, Victoria.
Publication Details
Name of Publisher: ACER Press
Place of Publication: Camberwell, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 9780864318411
Publication Year: 2009
Subject Covered: Culture & institutions; Family, marriage, women