Being a parent is not an easy task.Well, just to help you settle your anxiety down a little bit, here is what every parent should know (but nobody tells you).
Often, the way that parents learn about how to be a parent themselves is to remember how their parents handled situations or did things. One of the best tools that you can have is the knowledge of your child’s developmental stages. Be aware of how your child is developing physically, emotionally and mentally.By knowing what is considered to be normal, you will not have unrealistic expectations for your child. Not only will you get help and support from the staff, but you may also find some great friends while attending the classes.
But to help you through this, remember that it’s only temporary and the months where you’re awakened several times every night are but a brief instant in what will be decades of pleasure you get from you child. You will ask yourself if you can give that baby everything he/she needs. Just know that the answer is yes.Many parents (especially fathers) are always scared about dealing with their kid’s poop and puke. Well, don’t be. Believe it or not, when you have to clean-up puke or change a dirty diaper, it won’t bother you anywhere near as much as you’d think.While it’s never enjoyable to mop-up throw-up off the floor in the middle of the night, it won’t have you gagging every other second.Certainly babies need tender, loving, care and they also become dehydrated very easily (when they are throwing-up or have diarrhea) but they are a lot tougher than you’d think, so don’t worry too much. Once you have a baby, everything in your life will change.
Parenting advice has evolved through the times; things that were good for babies back when your mom was raising you are not so good nowadays.If you even so much as join a website proclaiming you have a child, you will be bombarded with emails and spam mail that you did not want in the first place.Another way to get a ton of parenting advice is through parenting magazines, and when you sign up for those, you will get a lot of mail and pamphlets telling you what’s best for your baby.To deal with that advertisement advice that sells you these ridiculous products, throw them away and laugh, they just want to sell, they do not care about what is best for your kids or yourself for that matter.