Being Ready to Be a Parent

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If you have power over this very important choice, you should use it wisely. Not everyone is ready to be a good parent. For example a newly married couple with no savings and partying habits may not be as ready as a couple who’s been married for three years, has a savings and also knows what it takes to raise a baby.

I’ve watched some people who didn’t have power over this choice. They would have said openly they weren’t ready if the choice was there’s, but it was too late. The baby was here and they did what they had to do to be the best parents they could be. But stress built up and they couldn’t handle it. So if you know for a fact that you’re very far from ready then maybe you should wait until you are ready.

Being a parent it hard and there’s a lot to learn if you want to do it well. Having some knowledge in child psychology is very helpful. If you want to be the best parent you can be, you’ll have to read a lot. The ways in which a child’s mind works is very strange compared to an adult. Some people want to be a parent so bad that they might be blind to the fact that they still have a lot to learn and a lot of preparing to do.

If you have friends like this, it might be kind to warn them. When a baby comes, parents force themselves to be ready but in this since by “ready” I mean “prepared.” You might be ready to sacrifice most of your day, your income and all you think about, but are you prepared?

Asking yourself this is important for knowing when you should go forth with the plan. Some people are more than prepared but still think they’re not ready. These people end up being the best parents because by the time they think they’re ready, they’re so prepared that no real challenge causes them stress. They got plans for everything, including college, and the baby has just been born.

Putting thought to this is important. But don’t get my intent twisted. In some cases parents who are ready do a worse job at raising a baby than others who are far from ready. Things all happen differently with different contexts. Here at Mother’s Choice Births, we care about seeing babies develop with the want to play, being fed well, being warm at night, etc. We don’t wish to judge parents. After all, who are we to say one parent does a better job than another? By raising a baby well, we mean these basic things.

Are you ready to give the baby love and attention everyday, even when it’s crying in your face and won’t stop? Being ready means hundreds of different things. We wish to help you get as ready as you can. If you need info on the kinds of things you’ll need to parent well, check out our older blog posts where we talk about a lot of the basics for being a parent. Thanks for visiting and good luck with your parenthood. We’re here for you!

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