Parent Support Online
learn skills to work a trade, do a craft or drive a car and even the most basic
items come with an instruction book. Yet to do the most important thing in
the world - parenting - we are given very little guidance, education or support.
This site hopes to provide you
with lots of information, tools and encouragement for the most exciting,
rewarding (and sometimes most stressful!) journey of your life.
If you're finding parenting a
breeze, then this might not be a useful resource for you, but if you're finding
it more challenging than you imagined, then...welcome!
Parenthood can be an exciting,
exhausting, stressful, and wonderfully satisfying journey. Parents are generally
more than happy to share their experiences of the good times. Less often they
are willing to share their experiences of the not-so-good ones. This can mean
that some of us go into parenthood with unrealistic expectations.
When our expectations are not
met, we think there is something wrong with US, because everybody else seems to
be having a wonderful time, or at least they know what to do about it. THIS IS
Us parents have struggled with
many issues that caught us unaware, including confusion around our changing
roles, trying to nurture ourselves so that we have enough good stuff left over
to give away, negotiating conflicts with our partners that only arrive after
you have babies, and last but most definitely not least, making the most out of
our relationships with our children.
Parent Support was conceived
to help bridge the gap
between expectation and