No Kids

For Now or Forever…

You have more impact than you know

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.

Heidi and Scott W.

“As a married couple we don’t have children of our own, but the work we do involves children of all ages and their families. For us, [the course] was a blessing to understand other ways we can make a difference with them by being more comfortable and effective in engaging with them.”

What’s New?

The 'Father Effect'

The ‘Father Effect’

The role of fathers is now being studied by scientists for it’s unique added value to the family. But moms and kids already knew that.
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What We Gain When We Struggle

What We Gain When We Struggle

Overcoming our urges to step in and handle things for our kids - as toddlers or as teens - allows them to build confidence in themselves that lasts into adulthood.
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In Agreement: A Response to "The case for having kids" - Wajahat Ali | TED2019

In Agreement: A Response to “The case for having kids” – Wajahat Ali | TED2019

Though the reasons for having children are deeply personal, Ali’s message here is meaningful. He calls on us to carry on life, because otherwise, what’s the point?
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Parenting? Maybe One Day

It’s ok if you don’t have it all figured out

Is ‘adulting’ something you’re nervous about? You’re thinking, “I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow much less in a few years.” Is thinking about the big picture and your long-term plans something you’d like guidance with?

Birth2Work can help.  The Leading Your Child to Success course, can help you get a handle on the personal development concerns that may be holding you back from pursuing the life you want.  By working through important life questions now, you’ll become a more confident and capable adult, partner, and, ultimately, parent.

Leading Your Child to Success:
Step-by-step coaching

You can do this!

There’s no possible way to have all the parenting answers before or even after having children. We’re all learning all the time, but the foundational elements of raising children are universal.

Being a great parent has much more to do with knowing who you are and what you want out of parenthood than it is about having an innate sense of diapering skills. Leading Your Child to Success invests an extensive amount of time guiding you through self-reflection related to parenting so you can answer those questions in a thoughtful way.

Each module asks you to consider your own life journey, as well as how you’ve chosen to engage with your family, work, and community thus far. Then, you’ll create a plan for where you want to go with actionable steps for getting there.

One size does not fit all!

This isn’t a prescriptive class in which you are told: “Just do X, Y, and Z to be happy and successful.” Those types of solutions are often unrealistic and unsustainable. This is so much more. It’s real and it’s personal.

The dreams you have and the values you hold have been created by your own life experiences.  Leading Your Child to Success challenges you to harness your power now for your own future and that of your family.

“Framily”

If I’m not a parent should I still bother to learn about parenting?

Yes! This class is not just for parents, but for anyone regularly involved in the life of a child. Related by blood or not, children with whom you regularly engage look to you as an example of adult behavior.

Your work, your communication with others, your engagement with the community, and your outlook on the future are being watched by the young people around you every time you are together.

Leading Your Child to Success:
Because you still want to be a good influence

Many people choose not to have children of their own. That doesn’t take away from the extraordinary repository of life experience, care, and mentorship that the adult friends and family – the “framily” – can be for the children close to them. Many parents, in fact, rely on the “framily”.

If you’re in this category, you serve as open ears, minds, and arms for children in a counseling or mentorship capacity when a child’s parents are not the right choice for whatever reason. Abundant loving adults with a stake in the long-term growth and enrichment of a child, means a stronger network in support of the family as a whole.

The Leading Your Child to Success course will strengthen your confidence and capacity as a mentor in the life of any child you hold dear.

Mission Statement

Birth2Work is a federally recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization
(Tax ID# 51-0137861).

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. 

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