If you or your partner is pregnant, you are already a mom or a dad. The term “parenting” refers to the option to raise your child as opposed to placing the child of adoption or terminating the pregnancy.
Welcome to parenthood! Take some time to learn all you can about your anticipated little one–including parenting best practices and techniques as well as child development.
You may consider:
- Researching parenting
- Attending a series of parenting classes
- Talking to parents you admire and getting advice
- Observing and spending time with a variety of families with varied parenting styles
- Asking for help!