Where to Find Parenting Classes
you’ve got a kid on the way, it’s quite
common to be hit with extreme nervousness at the thought of being a
parent. If you haven’t had a kid before, then technically you
aren’t at all qualified to raise a kid. But, that’s
the way it’s always been done, so you will just have to do
the best you can to raise your kid in a safe environment and create a
healthy adult. In order to alleviate some of the tension of being a new
parent, some choose to take classes. In a class, you’ll learn
the basics of keeping
your kid safe, disciplined, and enthusiastic. If you want to take a
class, you should look in some of the following venues.
Churches often offer support groups or seminars for
new parents. If you are already involved with a church, then you should
find out whether they offer such a thing. If not, then you might see if
you could bring about some interest in creating a class. If there are
numerous couples expecting babies in your church, then you could
probably get enough
people interested. Find a trusted member of the
church to teach the class – preferably one who has had at
least a few kids.
You can find classes in other places, too. Inquire
at your local recreation center or civic center. Many cities offer
classes that will be beneficial to people, such as CPR and parenting.
They will be fairly cheap, and you’ll also get a good chance
to meet some other young couples and make friends with people who are
in the same situation as you are. If you don’t have a rec
center, try your local community college. They may offer non-credited
classes to people who are not registered at the school. They will
probably only cost between 30 and 60 dollars.
On top of
classes, you can also look for books or tapes on the
subject. This is a good option if you can’t find a class
– but if possible, it’s good to go to a class, make
some friends, and learn directly from a knowledgeable teacher. So if
you’re going to be a parent soon, you should look into your
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