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Are You Ready For Motherhood (Also Fatherhood): Tips For The First Time Moms (and Dads)

Are You Ready For Motherhood (Also Fatherhood): Tips For The First Time Moms (and Dads)

The journey to parenthood is full with ups and downs. Parenting can be very stressful. When you are too much stressed out, you might be harsh on the child. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that you manage your stress. If you can manage your stress, you won’t spew your own frustration on the child.

Apart from managing stress, what other things are important for the people getting ready for parenthood?

Getting ready For Parenthood

One of the most important things that the first time dads and moms should understand is the age group of the child. Your child passes through various stages, you should understand these ages and treat accordingly. Parenting a baby is different from parenting a toddler, or teen for that matter.

Nagging with your partner will not only damage your relationship but also harm your child’s psychology. Children raised in the families where partners quarrel, are likely to develop into a weak personality. It is very common to have a disagreement with your partner. If you have to argue, always do it when the children are not around.

Children living in a family where dads and moms fight will have troubled childhood. Te person who had a troubled childhood will grow up into emotionally and psychologically unstable adult. Therefore, the parents should never fight. When the children see their parents always fighting, their sense of security will vanish. Their dependency on parents will decrease.

Respecting your partner is also very important In the families, where the women have a high opinion about their men and vice versa, the children will also have a high opinion about their dads and moms. When you respect your partner, your child will love his dad and mom more.

Parenting Tips For The First Time Dads and Moms

Here are some more tips for the first time dads and moms.

Always tell the truth: What kind of child you will bring up if you don’t speak the truth? If you want your child to behave right, you should always speak the truth. By speaking truth, you will be bringing a morally responsible individual.

Don’t lie to your child: If you continuously lie to your children, your child will stop believing you. If you lie, your child will no more respect you, no more love you. Even the white lies can be very damaging.

Make him feel special: Your child is very special to you, however, does your child know this? You have to make your child feel special.

Know when to say YES and when to say NO: Disciplining a child can be very tough, you should know when to say yes and when to say no.


Sometimes alternative healing methods like meditation and yoga also helps in getting prepared for parenthood. You can try Zen Buddhist Meditation or learn Buddhist practice in general.

14 comments found

  1. Well, I am not yet ready for parenthood even though I have been married for 5 years. Parenthood is a great responsibility. You need a lot of money , should have a lot of time, and you need to endure hardship of parenthood.

  2. Sometimes I think i’m ready to be a father, but i’m affraid my kid (when I have one) don’t listen to my wordds anymore when he/she grow up

  3. The decision to have a kid should be taken wisely. You should not only be financially stable but also physically and mentally mature. You must also have time for parenthood.

  4. It’s really useful for those who plan for the child. We should be mentally prepared for a child before becoming parents.

  5. Hi, I think that in the sense of wishing them, we are ready with just wanting to be parents, but nobody is prepared to face what comes after birth, every day we learn to be parents

  6. Well, I am not yet ready for parenthood even though I have been married for 5 years.The decision to have a kid should be taken wisely.nice article, really helped me, upload more articles

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