What we don't get a class on is what to do if our teenager skids out of control, what signs and signals our newborns send us and what we're supposed to do about each of them, and how to maintain healthy relationships with our children to ensure that our family runs smoothly. We need to take classes to get a license to drive, but how do we earn our stripes and get our license to parent?
Many of our readers are parents and have learned through trial-and-error just how to navigate the twisting, confusing road of parenthood. Lots more of our readers are going to be parents in the near future and can only imagine what kind of "drivers" they'll be when they hop into the mommy-mobile. We here at Women's Services truly honor the challenges that face parents and want to be more attentive to questions and concerns that arise as we all try to teach each other the lessons that we couldn't learn from Parenting Ed. because it just doesn't exist.
So, we want to hear from you, current Moms and Dads AND future Mamas and Papas, what parenting topics would you like us to address here on our blog? Here's a few ideas to get your juices flowing:
- What do you struggle with as a mom/dad?
- What is one thing that you wish someone had told you about parenthood?
- How do you balance the different roles in your life on top of parenting?
- What are some of the myths you have heard about parenthood?
- How do you feel about becoming a parent?
- What was the transition to parenthood like (or what do you think it will be like)?
- What age groups do you worry the most about parenting?
- What did your parents do that you want to do differently or the same?
- Who do you look to for advice and support on parenting?
- What effect has parenthood had on your relationship with your spouse?
So, get those thinking caps on and send those comments our way. This is YOUR chance to hear about topics that interest you and tell us at WSR exactly what you want to learn more about when it comes to parenting.