“It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do, but it is more rewarding than anything money can buy.”
How many times have you heard this from friends with children and thought to yourself, “Yeah, yeah, it can’t be that bad. Can it?” Fast-forward to those first few newborn weeks and you finally get the full picture – it is a eye-twitchingly brilliant, yet tough gig. But why so?
Whether you are expecting your first child or popping out quadruplets, becoming a parent can be daunting with each stage bringing new challenges. At The Parenting Chapter we believe there are three things that can make this experience a lot tougher:
- Not being given clear information on what could – and should – happen when you bring your new baby home from the place of birth and insight into the reality of parenting
- Lack of consistent and non-judgmental advice on what to expect in your baby’s first year, through to the toddler years, through to the point when you're considering and go on to have baby no.2. Also, a lack of evidence-based solutions to the majority of the hurdles you will face.
- The inability to speak with other parents who have recently gone through the same experiences as you.
The Parenting Chapter is the equivalent of a bosomy hug but fuelled with honest, real and accessible information on the parenting and grandparenting experience.
Consider us friends with postnatal benefits. More than anything, we believe in working it out together.
The Parenting Chapter provides online postnatal courses that aim to empower parents with practical, black and white and common-sense led insight, guidance and solutions surrounding the main challenges that will occur during the first 3 years of their child’s life. Everything has been tried-and-tested and is a mixture of both traditional and modern techniques.
We provide six courses, each focused on a chapter in the child’s first year and beyond into the world of toddlers and pre-school and of course, your first few years as parents. Courses have been designed for anyone who is thinking about having a child, expectant and new parents, parents with one child who are considering having more and we even have a course for grandparents who want to understand the in's and outs of modern parenting. We also facilitate connection between parents via our dedicated social platform and hold meet-ups for parents or friends of parents, who are going through mental health struggles and need support whilst waiting for professional help.
Our approach is simple: we hold no preference for how to tackle parenting and adopt the fail-safe attitude of whatever works, works.
We hope you enjoy the experience of parenting and The Parenting Chapter makes it a little less daunting, whatever stage you’re at.