equip and prepare

There is so much information out there about parenting. But sometimes new parents don’t know where to turn to find a trusted source. Churches can provide intentional equipping and preparing for families to ensure they are more ready to enter this important life stage. This can help them feel more confident and also know where to turn to find answers to new questions they have.  

Parents that are better equipped and confident in their knowledge hav a positive impact on their child’s brain growth – with lifelong impact. 

“I felt so relieved in such a way that I saw how important it is to always be there for my kid and honestly speaking I’ve never spoken to anyone about the difficulties and the happiness that I have of having my own kid besides me”

a father participant in the Fatherhood in the First Thousand Days programme

Information you can send to parents to help them feel equipped

Safety and security resources

Play resources

Health resources

Responsive nurturing care/love resources

Resources for adequate nutrition and breastfeeding

Resources for dads

Pregnancy and birth resources

Resources on peri and postnatal depression

Resources on teen pregnancy