Portrait of Samantha Reynolds

A Little About Samantha Reynolds

Eight years ago, the Gottman “Bringing Baby Home” course saved my marriage. At the time, my partner and I had recently lost a full-term baby girl and when our son arrived two years later, my husband and I were not prepared for the stressors, intense emotions and chaos a baby brings to a relationship. We went from feeling like a loving couple to living like quarreling roommates within months. Our relationship was more fragile than ever.

The simple tools and techniques we implemented from the “Bringing Baby Home” course brought us back to connecting and communicating meaningfully again; something that is easy to forget in our busy lives with children.

I have now taken many elements from Gottman’s “Bringing Baby Home” and “Emotion Coaching” workshops in addition to Gottman’s Level 1 Couples Therapy course and created the course “Happy Parents, Happy Children: How To Keep Your Relationship Strong While Raising A Young Family”.

As a working Montessori teacher, I see how impactful a couple’s relationship is on their children’s emotional health, social skills and cognitive development. In my course, I show parents how their relationship can drastically impact their children and lays the groundwork for resilience and future happiness.

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Samantha is a certified “Bringing Baby Home,” RIE (Resources for Infant Educators) and MACAR (Montessori Applied To Children At Risk) educator and Casa Montessori teacher. When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys working as a professional cartoon voice-over artist, playing ice hockey and fearlessly racing BMX bikes and snowboards. She is an avid non-fiction reader and loves to travel and spend time in nature with her family and red Poodle.