“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.
- Lack of consistent and non-judgmental advice on what to expect in your baby’s first year, including solutions to some of the major 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 experience. Consider us friends with postnatal benefits. More than anything, we believe in working it out together.
The Parenting Chapter provides postnatal courses that aim to empower parents with practical information and solutions surrounding the main challenges that will occur during the first year of their child’s life. Everything has been tried-and-tested by real parents and is a mixture of both traditional and modern techniques.
We provide five courses, each focused on a chapter in the child’s first year and your first year as parents. Courses have been designed for couples who are thinking about having a child, expectant and new parents, and parents with one child who are considering having more. We also encourage and facilitate social activities outside of the courses, as we recognise how important this is for parents.
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.