Becoming Us: 8 Steps to Grow a Family that Thrives

Becoming Us: 8 Steps to Grow a Family that Thrives

by Elly Taylor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992385606
Publisher: Three Turtles Press
Publication date: 03/05/2014
Pages: 366
Sales rank: 582,733
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

A couples counsellor and new mother at the same time, Elly Taylor began researching the transition into parenthood after noticing stretch marks in her relationship with her partner as they were becoming a family.

Fast forward 20 years and Elly is now teaching the Becoming Us approach to professionals worldwide.

Elly lives in a Sydney with her firefighter husband, their three children and a bunch of pets.

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Becoming Us: 8 Steps to Grow a Family that Thrives 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the transition from being partners to becoming parents, I believe it is virtually impossible, before a baby arrives, to appreciate the changes in lifestyle that will be demanded of us. And even more impossible to fathom the changes that will occur within us as we become mother/father, and between us as we assume these roles. In fact, in the U.S, 30% of fathers leave their families in the first 3 years after the birth of a child, and many more leave emotionally. If every parent-to-be or new parent were to read Becoming Us there would be a dramatic number of reductions in the number of men who leave. Little acknowledgment is given the fact that pregnancy is a time of tremendous change and uncertainty for many men. During pregnancy, dads-to-be have legitimate needs and concerns, and addressing these enables a man to be more fully present to his partner and baby. Imminently readable, practical and engaging, this book addresses the very legitimate issues and concerns that emerge for the expectant dad, and supports him through this vital passage to parenthood--all this, in a nutshell. While there are a number of books written to support mothers in the transition to motherhood, and a few supporting dads, there are very few that directly address the couple. This book does that in a way that engages both mom and dad (or partner)... and paves the way to a deeper shared connection for couples in the transition from being partners to becoming parents. This book is a must read. The insights and wisdom gained from Taylor's experience as a relationship counselor, educator, columnist and—perhaps most significantly--wife and mother herself, are evident on every page. Meryn Callander, Why Dads Leave: Insights & Resources for When Partners Become Parents.
BrandonPipkin More than 1 year ago
Elly has a gift of insight and connection. It's clear that her own experience, backed by the extensive research cited, has positioned her as an absolutely perfect advocate for strengthening marriages and families through growing together. As I read her wisdom and thoughts, I was enlightened in my understanding of how important these relationships are to our own personal growth and fulfillment. As a father of five, I highly recommend the book to any expecting parents, whether it be your 1st or 15th child because the process is similar and Elly's words are spot on. Brandon Pipkin, Author, "21 Questions for 21 Millionaires"