Designing a pre-parenting class

Designinga pre-parenting class


Designinga pre-parenting class

Inpreparation for parenthood, it is important for young couples toattend pre-parenting classes to prepare better for the new roles.Parents get informed about the prenatal processes and requirementsand also how to prevent causing unnecessary harm to a child.Parenting sessions, broken down into eight sessions, provide aconvenient avenue to get more insights.


Thefirst three sessions ought to be involving and interactive to ensureparents get to know each other and learn about their experiences. Thefourth session would include in-class activities to engage parents inquestions and answers segment[ CITATION For10 l 1033 ].Arole play activity would be a powerful teaching technique to use soas to ensure full participation of all parents.

Thefifth and sixth sections would be more theoretical, parenting styles.An introduction to the authoritative parenting style, considered tobe the ideal parenting technique (Benzies et al., 2013). Inculcatingthe qualities of an authoritative parent in the learning processwould be of vital importance during the child’s adolescent stage.Reading and discussion of materials would help equip parents withskills and knowledge on how to handle and bring up their children.

Thelast two sessions would involve a walk-through of the key topics suchas child’s nutrition, health and well-being, and cleaning to helpparents during the early child’s development stages.[ CITATION Nic13 l 1033 ].I wish I had a pre-parenting class in health and well-beingof a child because a child will always be highly susceptible todiseases, if not well protected.


Parentsneed to learn and appreciate the value of children by takingpre-parenting classes. In most cases, new parents do not have theknowledge on how to raise a child. Therefore, taking a pre-parentingclass will equip young couples on the how to handle newresponsibilities throughout the various development stages of achild.


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