Childbirth & Parenting Support from Cradle to College
Parenting Begins at Pregnancy…
The moment you find out you’re pregnant, you know life is going to change. It’s one of the most thrilling moments, but it can also be overwhelming.
Many pregnant couples have more questions than answers:
- How will I plan for the birth?
- Who will assist me in the birthing process?
- What are my options for hospital or home birth?
- How will I cope as a new parent?
… and Continues for a Lifetime
The arrival of a beautiful baby does not guarantee a happy family life. Raising your child takes effort, and sometimes requires difficult choices.
As your baby grows and learns, you might have even more questions:
- What do I do when my child first says “NO”?
- How do I handle my child’s special needs?
- How do I respond when my teen is rude and mean?
- What happens when my teen is exposed to drugs and alcohol?
- Are homework hassles unavoidable?
You Don’t Have To Parent Alone
Many parents feel unprepared to deal with the responsibilities of caring for children. After all, there’s no training or certification needed to become a parent.
If you didn’t have good modeling from your own family, it’s easy to resort to a trial and error approach—guessing at what’s best in each situation. But this approach can unintentionally damage a healthy relationship with your children, and may not nurture your child to their full potential.
Don’t worry; there is help available at every stage!
Doulas work with expecting parents to plan the birthing process, helping to set the stage for a healthy parent-child relationship.
Postpartum Doulas teach new parents the skills to raise a healthy child.
Parenting Classes and Resources let parents grow along with their children, to meet new challenges and experience new joys at every age.
You Can Learn Effective Parenting
Parents and family are a child’s first teachers. Nurturing each child to discover their own talents and challenges will help them reach their full potential. While there is no single theory that defines “good” parenting, most theorists agree on a set of “best practices”.
You can learn the skills to achieve calmer and happier parenting:
- Reflective Listening
- Descriptive Praise
- Effective Rewards and Consequences
- Planning for Success
We’re Here Through It All
Parents-Central is here to assist parents and children from cradle to college.
We offer assistance at every age:
- Doula Services
- Postpartum Management
- Parenting Skills
- Parenting Resources
We collaborate with other caregivers who serve children and families, while working with parents to provide safe, nurturing environments for their children. At the same time, we respect the diversity of families, and the special bond of children and parents. We are coaches and guides in your journey to raise great kids.Can we help you have the birth experience of your dreams? Do you want to experience calmer, easier parenting? Call us today and tell us how we can help.
Parents-Central works in Marin County, and the San Francisco Bay Area.