Parenting 

Making the decision to parent can be both exciting and scary. Considering your options and making a plan before the birth of your baby can help ease your concerns and prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling journey. 

Parenting Decisions
Depending on your current situation, you may decide to parent together, parent as a single mother or father, or co-parent. If you need help navigating these waters, we are here to help! We can give you tips and information about conversations to have with your partner, how to express your concerns and desires, and what your legal rights are. 

Parenting Classes
Worried about some of the more technical aspects of parenting? We have you covered! Our Earn While You Learn Program has customizable, flexible lessons that allow you to increase your parenting confidence. You can learn about everything from breastfeeding, to infant sleep, to toddler tantrums! Visit our Material Assistance page to learn more. 

Financial Preparation
We are also available to help you navigate your finances. We can help you establish a spending and savings plan, and can refer you to resources that can help you out. We even have lots of seasoned mothers who can advise you on what baby items are really helpful and necessary, and which ones you can skip. Finally, we can help with baby clothes, diapers, formula, and more. Our Material Assistance page can give you more details. 

Additional Assistance
Have other concerns about parenting? Our staff is waiting and ready with a listening ear. Come by the FRPC, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and we can help you talk through your worries or ideas!

As always, you may stop by during operating hours. You are also welcome to make an appointment to ensure we have a staff member ready and available to serve you right away!

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