What is Listening Mothers™?

The aim of the program is to help parents develop skills to enhance their ability to understand and build stronger relationships with their children. Listening Mothers™ aims to build confidence by expanding their understanding of the meaning of their children’s behavior. This understanding helps parents better regulate their own and their child’s emotions with the intention to become less reactive and more reflective. Parents who are able to regain a state of calm are more engaged, more effective, and therefore feel empowered and successful.

What is the difference between PEPS and Listening Mothers™?

PEPS is a great support group for moms (and dads) that meets at participants homes and is run by volunteers who encourage peer support and sharing of ideas as well as discussion of relevant and often planned topics. Listening Mothers™ groups are run by trained professionals including nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and doulas and more, who specifically trained in infant social emotional development. The groups are small being no more than 7 moms and their babies in a group to allow for exchange, focus, discovery and growth. Listening Mothers™ is a curriculum based on years of research focusing on topics that strengthen the mother-baby bond through discussion and reflection.

Where do groups meet?

We meet at a number of different locations in and around the Greater Seattle Area. See Birth and Hospital Listing for a list of locations near you.

When do I start the program?

Listening Mothers™ is for any parent with babies birth – to 6 months. Can start the class with 6 month old.

How many participants will be in the class?

Class sizes vary, but between 7-8 parents.

Who attends the classes?

Listening Mothers™ is currently geared toward mothers, but we are looking at opportunities to invovle and engage partners. Parenting is a partnership so above all else, we encourage consistency and that the attending partner share their learnings.

I am having trouble finding childcare for the sessions. Can I bring my baby?

For Listening Mothers™ we encourage you to bring your baby!

Do you provide childcare for my older child?

Please inquire with your facilitator directly, this is sometimes an option.

Can I talk with someone about either program before I commit to join?

Absolutely! Please contact us using our CONTACT PAGE and someone will follow up with you shortly.

I have other children - can I still benefit from attending the Listening Mothers™ program?

Listening Mothers™ is for parents with children beginning at pre-birth – 6 months old. Listening Mothers™ offers a unique look into self, scientific insight into why we engage on the levels we do and how to cultivate healthy attachment with our new babies and families. There are several life long calming practice skills that are practiced. Every child adds a unique dynamic to a family. Parenting is a continual journey. Our classes are designed to broaden parents sense of mindfulness and to help with those transitions.

See our Partner Programs for alternative age options.

What is the cost and time commitments of the programs?

Listening Mothers™ meets weekly for eight weeks and are two hours long. The fee is $195. In most cases there are partial scholarships available for those in need. If you have questions, please send us a message using the CONTACT US page.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Limited and partial scholarships are sometimes offered. Please inquire with the facilitator.

I'm not sure which group to join or where to find the nearest group to me.

Please see our Listening Mothers™ page for a list of current classes and facilitators. You can also email us, and we will be happy to assist you.

I know which group I would like to join. How do I register?

Fill out the Registration Form. A group facilitator will contact you with in a couple days to discuss your specific situation and confirm your enrollment.