Being a parent: intro

Peeing on a stick and watching the blue line appear can be the most life changing experience you will ever have, whether you are a mother or father to be. The nine months you spend growing a child are the beginning of an amazing relationship that you will hopefully have for the rest of your life.

Every parent struggles sometimes with the demands of raising a child, not just young parents. Having the right support is really important. This may well come from family and friends, but there are also a lot of other people out there who can help; with coping in the early days, learning parenting skills, telling you about your rights or services available, helping you to get your new life on track. You can call in at Castlegate and talk to a worker about anything mentioned here.