Parenting

Husband is Scared of Our Newborn

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QUESTION

My husband is scared of our newborn!

Good grief! I cannot get him to hold the baby unless I go get her and bring her to him while he's sitting down first.

Giving a bath, dressing, or even changing a diaper? OUT of the question. He's afraid he’ll hurt her even when I've offered to show him how multiple times.

I want/need him to be a parent. If I wanted to be a single mom I could have been!
Cindy

You're Having Twins...or more!

Melissa Stanton's picture

"A sonogram just confirmed that I'm carrying twins. I'm excited, but really, really nervous. Getting my head around having one baby on the way has been exciting and a little scary. Now I'm terrified. I don't know how I'll manage having two babies at once!" You will manage as a mother of twins, in ways you never thought possible...

Re: When Children Have Children Article

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I am writing in response to the Article "When Children Have Children"...

I am somewhat offended at the attitude that all teen parents are unfit to properly care for and raise their children. Becoming pregnant while you are still living at home, when your focus should be on school and starting your life, is not an ideal situation. But most pregnancies come unexpectedly. Some after trying for years, and some when you were being very careful not to become pregnant. None of us are ever truly prepared for it.

Sibling Rivalry: Toddler and Preschooler

Laura Markham's picture

QUESTION

My son will be 4 years old in July. Over the last few weeks he has really become difficult to handle.

He fights me on almost all issues from what he is going to eat to what he wants to wear for the day. Usually I give him choices on things so that he doesn't feel powerless but it doesn't seem to matter. He seems to want to argue with everything I say these days.

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