Becoming a parent does not come with an instruction manual for all the things you will face. It is one of the most important and difficult things you can do as well as one of the most rewarding.
Parenting is challenging. Most families need information at some time to help in the important job of bringing up healthy, happy and confident kids.
There is little training in how to raise a child. It is an enormous responsibility which is usually taken for granted. Most parents learn as they go, influenced by the way they were brought up or by what they have read or watched others do.
Parenting styles may be different, but we all share a common goal. We want our children to turn into health, happy, well adjusted, successful, honest, caring, responsible adults who will be respectful of others' feelings and property, be able to get along with others and be able to cope with difficulties. It is a lot to ask. Our children and your community rely on you to do this well.