Are You Ready to Be a Parent?
Check the statements below that are true about you or that you agree with.
If things don't work out the way you expect them to, you are able to deal with it.
You and your partner have talked about religion. And you know what religion (if any) you want to raise your child in.
You are in a stable romantic relationship.
You have enough money to raise a child.
You have enough time in your life to raise a child.
You have friends or family that can help you out - or you can afford to hire some help.
You can do okay on little to no sleep.
Your reasons for wanting children have nothing to do with what other people want.
You are ready to accept any child you have, including a child with a severe mental or physical disability.
You and your partner have some idea of how you will sort out the childcare responsibilities.
You and your partner have similar ideas on discipline for children.
You and your partner don't have any serious outstanding issues in your relationship.
Your partner also wants a baby.
Your life outside of work doesn't revolve around going out almost every night.
You aren't easily grossed out.
You are a patient person.
A somewhat messy house doesn't freak you out.
You are able to put someone else's needs completely ahead of your own.
You have spent a good amount of time with children of all ages.
You know how to take care of a baby.
You aren't depressed or moody.
You enjoy taking care of people.
You are in good health.
You don't smoke or have a drinking or drug problem.
You or your partner can take a few weeks off from work to take care of a baby.
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