Information on Parenting

If you’re pregnant, it is natural to think about parenting as an option. This might seem scary and make you uncomfortable, but remember that you are not alone. The caring staff at Abide’s Family Resource Center is here to offer you assistance on your journey to becoming a parent and afterwards as you raise your child. Taking care of a child is a tremendous responsibility that requires a considerable amount of time and effort. But that effort leads to one of the most rewarding experiences that a person can have. Perhaps parenting is the right option for you.

Are You Prepared to be a Parent?

Many women dealing with unexpected pregnancies wonder if they are ready to be parents. Many women who planned for their pregnancies wonder the same thing. It’s normal to wonder, and the fact is that few people are ever truly ready to be parent – that’s a healthy mindset. It means that you are eager to learn more about being a parent so you can be prepared to give your child the excellent care that he or she deserves.

To prepare yourself to become a parent, you should consider a few questions:

  • What is your financial situation?
  • What is your living situation?
  • What is your current education/career path?
  • What does your support system (family/friends) look like?
  • What role do you expect the baby’s father to play in parenting your child?

These are merely a few starter questions to help you begin the consideration process. Finding the answers to each of them will give you valuable information to help guide your decision, but do not stop after finding these answers. Keep seeking more information. If you have questions, contact us.

Support for Parents

Parenting is a scary option for anyone. Remember that the feelings you’re experiencing are normal. Even though you feel afraid, you are not alone on this journey. We will be here to offer support in any way we can. We can provide answers, give you guidance, or just be there if you need someone to talk to. We hope that you will reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help you.