The best time to prepare for raising a child, on your own or together, is in the months before the baby is born.
Many of us take courses to prepare for childbirth. Most hospitals offer guidance on the physical care of your infant. But what about preparation for parenthood itself.
Be aware of your expectations and wishes and those of your partner;
know your own areas of confidence and areas of vulnerability, and those of your partner.
New parents benefit immeasurably from the chance to examine, explore, and discuss the many unspoken assumptions and feelings about parenthood that they bring with them from their own childhoods and life experiences.
I can give you a heads-up about some of the most common issues that take new parents by surprise. I can help you to explore ahead of time how you might want to approach these issues in your changing family. I can help partners to meld their wishes together to create an effective working partnership.
I can help you to give your baby, and your new family, the best start possible!