*A collaborative post*
Parenting is by no means an easy job. It is exhausting, tiring, a rollercoaster of emotions, and can feel a little messy from time to time. But it is also the best thing that is really rewarding. Of course, you have the responsibility to care for another life and making sure that they are well and happy. But it is really important to make sure that you spend time thinking about the parenting decisions that you want to make, and how, as a couple, you can do make those decisions. You will want to make sure that you are making the best decision for your child and your family.
It can be difficult when you have two people brought together that have had different upbringings and parenting experience, which can make some of the parenting decisions quite interesting. One of you may have had experience of expert divorce solicitors growing up with a family that was spit. The other of you may have had the opposite childhood. So bringing those different experiences together as parents can be interesting, but it is all important to figure out. So here are some of those decisions a parents that are really worth thinking about; is there anything else that you would add to the list?
Parenting decisions – Child’s Name
Names are the things that we carry with us through the whole of our lives. They are the first thing that people will know about us, and need to take a person through from being a baby right up to getting a job and being an adult. The names that our children have can also impact how they are perceived without us really thinking about it. So choosing a name for your children is really important and quite a big decision as a parent. It may take some time and debate, but as parents, it is such an important discussion.
For a lot of people, starting a family is really a life-changing thing as it can impact how much you are able to work and can mean a change in household income. So one really important decision when it comes to parenting is deciding what to do career-wise as well as deciding what to do about your childcare options; there are a lot of things to think about. Once you know what you want to do, there will be decisions about childcare such as how suitable a facility is or just working through the general ‘what ifs’ about childcare.
Lack of sleep is one of the main challenges that new parents face; the struggle is real! Sleep deprivation can really impact your overall health and mood, and can mean bad tempers when there is a massive lack of sleep. So deciding what you will do to get a good night’s sleep is really important. Will you share the waking up and seeing to the baby, or will one of you do it more? Plus, getting into a good bedtime routine is so important for everyone to be able to sleep better.