PARENTING

 

What about parenting your baby?

 

Many women choose to parent their child. Parenting is a very rewarding experience, as well as a very challenging one. You will be the most important person in your child’s world. Being a parent is a full time job. You will spend up to eighteen years caring for your child, meeting his/her needs and training him/her to live on his/her own.  You will need to consider how being a parent will affect your schooling, your social life and your emotional stability.

Oftentimes you as a parent will have to sacrifice in order to meet the physical and emotional needs of your child.  Parenting can be made easier if you are involved with a parenting class or support group for parents.  Many times other family members will be willing to help you in your decision to parent.  The most important thing to consider is what is best for your child. Look to the future, at 1 year, at 5 years, at teen years, and examine yourself to determine if parenting is indeed something you are committed to.  A counselor can help you weigh the pros and cons of parenting and adoption so you will make an informed decision.  Most importantly, if your desire to parent is based on willingness to be the best parent you can be and working at it with all the resources available to you, you will be a great parent!  If you aren’t sure, please work through your questions with a counselor.

 

If parenting is definitely for you, HPCC will be here to help you through the months of preparation for your little one with emotional support as well as material support. We will make every effort to help you with the necessities needed for your new baby such as diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, clothes, and many other needs.

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