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Amazing Advice For First Time Parents From Experienced Moms and Dads

Amazing Advice For First Time Parents From Experienced Moms and Dads

So a few years ago, a couple was expecting and asked if anyone had advice for first time parents.  And lots of experienced moms and dads chimed in.  There was some AMAZING ADVICE given and I wanted to share that advice with you because I see so many first time parents struggle in the beginning for different reasons. I think when you hear from other parents who have been there, done that... it can help to normalize parenthood.

From Couple To Parents- How To Make A Smooth Transition

From Couple To Parents- How To Make A Smooth Transition

Life is full of changes, tangible shifts in our experiences and circumstances. Some are minor (e.g., waking in the morning), others more significant (e.g., having a baby, changing careers).

According to change-­‐expert William Bridges, change is an action or event—e.g., becoming a parent—and transition is the “inner reorientation and self-­‐definition that you have to go through in order to incorporate...changes in your life.” For a change to succeed—even a change we’ve chosen—and for us to fully integrate and embrace it, we need to transition from what-­‐ was to what-­‐is and what-­‐will-­‐be, from the past to our new life-­‐chapter.

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex!  

If there’s one postpartum relationship topic that’s addressed in the media with some regularity, it’s sex: Are you getting any? Do you both want it?  There’s no doubt about it: Sex is important to relationship satisfaction.

But the more I talk to new parents, and the more I learn about the impact of newborns on relationships, the more convinced I become that, in focusing on sex, we’ve downplayed a far more important postpartum priority:...