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ADVICE FOR NEW PARENTS

ACCEPTING HELP

It doesn't make you a bad parent! 

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Be prepared to ask for help...it doesn't make you a bad Mom or Spouse.  If you are receiving help and are able to relax and rejuvenate yourself, you will be a better Mom than if you are completely exhausted and beginning to resent your child.

 

Accept help...let your family cook, clean, watch the baby etc when they offer.

 

ASK FOR HELP! Even if you don't think you'll need it, ask anyways. 5 mins without baby attached does help YOU feel better.  If you feel better, the baby feels better.

 

GET AS MUCH HELP AS YOU CAN.....I never realized how much I needed all of my family and friends to support us, especially in the beginning.


Valuable tid-bits of information from experienced parents who have "been there" and learned it all the hard way!