Being a parent can have some of the most amazing, rewarding experiences, but also some of the hardest. There is no such thing as a “perfect” parent, and there is no instruction manual on how be a parent.
We've compiled the best parenting tips to know before having a baby to help you sift through the mounds of parenting advice you're going to get. Becoming a parent is a huge change and a lot of things you won't fully understand until baby arrives. However, these tips and guidance will help prepare you for parenthood and that special day.
Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Yet as a society, we assume that new parents will automatically know how to meet their babies’ needs. That makes for hit or miss child rearing. In the worst cases, that can mean neglect and even abuse. We have seen those tragedies play out far too often in New Mexico as we languish at the bottom of rankings in child well-being.
During a small group discussion with parenting expert Dr. Shefali Tsabary, 11-year-old Nick reveals that he's hurt by his parents when they compare him to his three siblings, especially when it comes to schoolwork.