The Parenthood Decisionby Beverly Engel
Most people realize, however, that just wanting a
We are living in a time when baby showers are the most popular kind of party and when TV and movies abound with adorable babies and darling toddlers selling everything from soap to toilet paper. In this "baby-friendly" environment, is it any wonder that more and more people are considering becoming parents?
Most people realize, however, that just wanting a baby doesn't mean you are physically, mentally, or emotionally prepared to have one. Nor does the desire to have a baby necessarily mean you will be a good parent.
The Parenthood Decision will help potential parents resolve their conflicts about this major decision. Here, Beverly Engel helps readers find their own answers to questions such as: "Am I ready to be a parent?" "What should I do if I am ready and my partner is not?" "Will I be a better parent than my parents?" "How will having a baby affect my relationship?" "What are the mistakes I am most likely to make and how can I avoid them?" "Should I have a baby on my own?" By presenting important information, posing thought-provoking questions and providing exercises, Engel helps both those who are unclear whether this is the right time for them to become parents and those who are undecided about whether parenthood is right for them.
Armed with the self-knowledge The Parenthood Decision provides, readers will finish the book confident in their potential-parenthood decision.
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While this book asks many good questions, it can also be very overwhelming. I love to ponder the future and think through things, but this book left me reeling. Take it in small chunks.
Studies show that problems that exist in a relationship prior to having a child only worsen after a child is born. This book presents the reader with well thought-out questions to help partners make the decision whether or not to become a parent. A section for singles is also included. The author is unbiased and treats the choice to forgo parenthood as a valid one, as well. This book helps to examine your own qualities and the those of your relationship to see whether you can honestly support raising a healthy, happy child.