Have You Considered Parenting?

Parenting. There’s no greater reward and no bigger frustration than being a parent. By parenting, you have the chance to watch your child grow, learn, and become the person they were always meant to be.

At Care Net, our peer counselors can help you explore what pregnancy and parenting would look like for you. They’ll show you the many resources available and assist you in overcoming challenges you may face.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Parent?

No one will ever tell you they were completely prepared to be a parent. Despite all the books, videos, and websites, you’re never ready. Because each child is unique, parenting must be unique too.

We’re sure the idea feels overwhelming, but take a step back and ask yourself some important questions:

  • Would I have the support of the birth father, my parents, my friends?
  • Will I have somewhere for my baby and I to live?
  • What type of income do I have?
  • Are there resources available to me?
  • What will my future look like?

Parenting takes determination, patience, and strength. You’d be surprised at the amount of community support that’s available for women who choose to parent. Here at Care Net, we’re dedicated to supporting your family and helping you become the best parent you can be. It is possible to be a successful parent and we can show you how.

Parenting in School

Federal and Texas law requires school districts to adjust their programs to help school-age parents and pregnant students continue their education. By law, a school can’t discriminate, but it can provide accommodations to students who are pregnant or parenting, such as excusing absences related to the pregnancy or medical care for a child.

In Texas, a school must excuse a student from school due to a health care appointment for either the student or the student’s child if the student attends school on the same day as the appointment. 

Never doubt yourself when it comes to graduating from school even though you’re pregnant. You can do this. The staff at Care Net believes in you. We want to help you be the best parent you can be!

Earn While You Learn

Pregnancy and parenting are filled with lots of uncertainty. Care Net Pregnancy Center offers a program called Earn While You Learn, to answer many of the questions you have.

Our staff and peer counselors will put together a lesson plan that’s unique to your needs. The lessons can be streamed on your device or you can come in to the center to watch them. For each lesson you complete, you earn credit to spend in the Mommy Shoppe.

Earn While You Learn lessons cover the following topics and many more:

  • Pregnancy
  • Single parenting
  • Nutrition
  • Preparing for birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Illnesses and accidents
  • Discipline and parenting
  • Marriage and relationships

Choosing Parenting

If you want to continue learning about the parenting option, a peer counselor will be happy to sit down and provide you with the information you need. We also offer available resources, community referrals, and education to help you along your parenting journey.

Find answers to your questions, and become the best parent you can be! You can even be earning items your baby needs, while you learn! Contact us to review available resources and begin your learning program today.