(Closed) Is it to soon to start parenting classes and parenting books?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve never done parenting classes personally, but I think it’s a great idea.  My mom also came from a pretty crappy family situation, and I know she read a lot of parenting books before she had me.  I don’t know how early she started, but it seems like you should just go for it if this is something that you want to start now.

Post # 3
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

I think it sounds like a really great, proactive approach!

Post # 5
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m an hour late, but it seems to me that the sooner you begin classes and preparing for things, the better things will turn out. I’m never planning on having kids, but if I was, I’d probably begin taking classes and reading books as soon as possible. I’d probably want to go back in time to start planning 10 years ago if I could.

Plus saving some money’s not a bad idea either.

Post # 6
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Tswife4ever: Where I live there are actually family planning classes, that are meant for people who are not yet trying to have childrem. You should try to find something like that.

Post # 8
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thats a great idea. I feel like more people should do this kind of thing!

Post # 9
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go for it, the fact that the two of you are thinking like this shows me that your going to be great parents when you finally do decide to have kids!

Post # 10
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

Another thing I think might be really helpful to you two is to do some volunteering with children.  It will give you an opportunity to get more comfortable interacting with them.  And if you do something in a group setting.. it will allow you to observe the children interacting with other adults as well. 

Post # 12
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t see anything wrong with being prepared earlier!  I think it’s a great idea.  Not only will you feel more equipped to parent when the time comes, you’ll be more at ease knowing you have the tools to do it.  Also, specific parenting methods/styles may come up, you guys may not be on the same page about how to approach them.  It’ll be good to have that dialogue going in advance so you guys can be on the same page when you need to be. 

Post # 13
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I personally am waiting until I’m at least 12 weeks pregnant or have adoption paperwork approved.  Since your husband is on board, I’d ask this:  Do you have a back-up plan if you can’t get pregnant?  What if you’re not approved for adoption?  Is foster care an option?  Basically, I wouldn’t want to put a whole lot of time and money into something that is already emotionally charged unless I was certain it wouldn’t cause a whole lot of heartache later.  

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