Is a New Parent Support Program Right for You?
Becoming a parent for the first time is an intense experience. It can feel overwhelming, exciting, joyful, and scary all at once. You name it. If there is an emotion to feel, you will feel it. Joining a new parent support program can be the perfect way to start your parenting journey as you navigate all the things.
At Jewell Chiropractic in Portland, OR, we seek to nurture the whole person. Our new parenting support group offers a chance for you to connect with other new parents. This free monthly group puts parents together who have children in similar age ranges.
You’ll have a chance to connect, ask questions, and learn as you walk through your parenting life. Reach out today to learn more or connect with a group.
Benefits of a New Parent Support Program
Having time with other people who recently became parents can be an excellent experience for families. Here are some of the top benefits of a new parent support group.
You Feel Less Alone
Once you become a parent, so much of your life changes. And no matter how prepared you are, sometimes it can feel isolating. Suddenly, you can’t go out with friends at the drop of a hat. Even a trip to the grocery store takes extra time, planning, and energy.
Having a group of adults (and babies!) to hang out with on a regular basis can be the perfect reason to get out of the house and reconnect with people. And they won’t care if you haven’t been able to shower for three days. They’re right there with you!
You Feel More Confident
Let’s be honest. For many people, parenthood is a continual state of wondering, “Am I doing this right?” Everything from feeding to diapering to handling sleep issues can feel overwhelming and confusing.
When you can connect with other parents in the same boat, you see that what you’re experiencing is typical. Many people report feeling more empowered as parents after attending a support program.
You Learn New Things
A Google search of “parenting” gives you about 4,020,000,000 results. Clearly, it’s a hot topic. But sifting through all the information and products out there is overwhelming and often not helpful.
When you join a new parent support program, you can all share what has or hasn’t worked. You can tell each other about products that have saved your sanity. And you can learn from each other as you walk this path together.
You Make New Parent Friends
One of the biggest things people notice once they have their first child is how much some of their friendships shift. If many of your friends don’t have children, you may find that it’s harder to stay connected. You suddenly have a whole different set of priorities and obligations.
Joining a support program for new parents can help you connect with others who may become your new friends. One Portland, OR, mother of four shared that the women she met in a support group when her first child was born are still her closest friends 18 years later! They take annual trips together and have shared all the ups and downs of parenting.
Is A New Parent Group Right For You?
If you’re looking for connection, encouragement, and camaraderie, a new parent program might be the right fit. At Jewell Chiropractic, our free monthly group allows you to meet other parents from around Portland in a safe, non-judgmental environment. We invite you to check it out to see if it feels right for you.