Should I Attend Parenting Workshops?

14 March 2017
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Think back to some of the biggest and most important endeavours you’ve chosen to take on throughout your life.  Perhaps it was running a marathon or passing a set of exams in order to attend your dream university.  The critical thing to ask yourself is – did you choose to just wing it? In most areas of our life, we take the time to ask for advice, learn strategies and practice, rather than throwing ourselves into the deep end.  Yet for some reason, many new parents feel hesitant to use the same approach when it comes to parenting and parenting workshops.  There’s still a perception that new parents should know what to do naturally – that everything will simply fall into place.  The catch to this? It’s not always just about intuition when making the right decision.

Parenting today can sometimes feel like it takes an army to get right.  People forget how complex parenting can be and it’s not uncommon for parents to need a little extra help to find their feet.  We all know parenting is a giant responsibility and there are now a great variety of parenting workshops, designed for different stages of parenting.  Whether you’re a first-time parent and need a little help understanding the basics of baby care or require extra information on how childbirth can affect your body, it is particularly important for parents to seek help and advice and to feel comfortable in their new role as a parent.

Parenting classes can offer a unique opportunity for parents to interact with others and share ideas and concerns.  Meeting other parents in these parenting workshops who share the same concerns or are facing the same challenges to you, is a great way to openly discuss ideas and approaches to parenting.

Here at the Birkenshaw Midwifery Clinic, we offer a wide range of parenting workshops that cover everything from your postnatal body to vital issues relating to the health of your newborn baby.  Learn how to top and tail, the importance of getting to know your baby and even how to change a nappy.  The parenting workshops we offer are designed to provide you with peace of mind by providing you with a wealth of knowledge to ensure you and your baby remain happy and healthy.

If you would like more information on our parenting workshops please do not hesitate to get in contact with us today.