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Parenting

Before Baby to 3 years old

Your greatest opportunity to lead starts now!

Whether you’re not quite ready for kids yet yourself, or are a devoted extended “framily” member, learning about the key milestones and opportunities inherent in the growth of a child will strengthen your confidence and capabilities down the line.

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Before Baby

There’s So Much To Do!

First of all, congratulations! It’s an extremely exciting time in life, and it may feel like there’s an overwhelming amount of preparation to be done before baby joins you. Getting the house ready and the car seat installed are part of the preparations. Perhaps you’re going to prenatal classes and reading books on infant care. If none of that is happening yet, that’s okay too.

Sometimes running around in circles thinking “what are we going to do now?” is part of the process. No matter what part of the spectrum you’re on, the Leading Your Child to Success course is the best preparation you can do before the birth of your child!

The most important part of preparing for baby is preparing yourself.

Leading Your Child to Success:
The best parent prep there is

Your baby needs you more than any item on the registry.

Attempting to be “ready” for having a baby in the modern world can feel like a necessary exercise in futility. You know you can’t do everything you are told by “experts,” but to not try might feel like you aren’t doing everything you can for your baby. Here’s a thought for you: Don’t give in to the madness! 

Your choice of baby monitor doesn’t prove to anyone how much you love your child. (That baby phase is over amazingly fast!) The truth is, your baby needs you, more than absolutely any toy or sparkly new parent-convenience product you can buy. 

You’ll have plenty more to deal with when baby arrives.

Instead of more “stuff” around the house, give yourself the gift of confidence that you are preparing yourself and your family for a successful life, right from birth. You’ll never have more time to sit and think clearly about your goals, beliefs, and desires than you do before baby arrives. 

Infants and Toddlers

So Much Is Changing So Fast!

When your children are in their infancy, managing their most fundamental needs (food, sleep, hygiene) is your only option. Still, you have deep levels of influence on their growth and maturation. And before they’ve finished year one, tremendous leadership opportunities present themselves to the caregivers in a child’s life.

Their brains are developing even faster than their bodies. 

Your Leadership Happens Through Everyday Activities

Leadership in Year One? Yes!

These earliest years are singularly influenced in establishing your child’s long-term values and capabilities in life. Modeling the behaviors you want your children to follow when they are older is key. For example, do you want your child to be an adult who values and keeps things organized at home? Then set precedent with your child at 10 months old, emphasizing the joy and articulating the value of putting away their books and blocks.

Your leadership starts here and now. Birth2Work can help you identify the myriad subtle ways you have to impart your values and goals for your children long before they ever become disciplinary issues later in life.

Do it Now, For the Future

Through entertaining discussion and thoughtfully written exercises, Leading Your Child to Success will walk you through establishing a long-term strategy for you as a parent and your family as a whole. There are no universal “X, Y, and Z”  steps for you to fulfill and therefore find happiness and success. 

The dreams you have and the values you hold have been created by your own life experiences. With a wide-reaching plan in place, however, you have a foundation to check in with for the time of your primary influence in your child’s life: from Birth-to-Work.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable anyone involved in the life of a child to become a confident leader in preparing children and families for a successful future. We embrace future parents, current parents, grandparents, and the beloved friends and community who help us raise all of our children together. Birth2Work is a federally recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID# 51-0137861).

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