THE MILLENNIAL’S GUIDE TO NEW PARENT PREPAREDNESS
In your prime child-rearing years and mulling the question Am I ready to have a baby? Millennials contemplating kids can now turn to Parent Goals, a guide to emotional preparedness for parenthood. Child welfare and adoption specialist Lindsay Garrett leverages her professional expertise and experience as a new parent to lead you through the mental prep work needed before embarking on this important life choice.
Published by Wonderwell
Release Date: November 16, 2021
Available in paperback and ebook
$23.99 CAD / $15.99 USD
Establish a strong emotional foundation to transition to new parenthood
Parent Goals is the book to turn to before you make the decision to become a parent. Unlike other books that focus on pregnancy and kids’ life stages, Parent Goals outlines the most important—and least explained—aspects of having children, including emotional readiness, attachment theory, and determining your values as a parent.
Citing current research and drawing from her experience training families looking to adopt, Garrett takes you through the steps of building a strong emotional foundation to transition to this new life phase. Through advice, discussion points to tackle with your partner (if applicable), and hands-on exercises, the author guides you on a readiness journey that includes the following:
- Identifying your reasons for wanting to be a parent
- Unpacking your emotional baggage and personal history
- Determining your values as a parent
- Building sustainable support systems and self-care
- Examining practicalities like finances and division of labor
In addition to offering advice and guidance, Parent Goals is the first book to address the emergence of the co-parenting style popular with Millennials, which involves a more equitable division of labor than we have seen in previous generations. Garrett’s down-to-earth and sometimes cheeky writing style make Parent Goals an accessible and engaging read for the Millennial generation.
Lindsay C. M. Garrett is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in child welfare and adoption for almost ten years. With extensive training in trauma, child development, and connected parenting, Lindsay guides families through pre-adoption training and supports them after their adoptions. In addition to books, Lindsay currently writes for Houston Moms’ blog, a part of the national City Mom blog network. She lives in the Houston area with her spouse and children.
Press, Awards, and More
We’re pleased to be publishing a new parenting book, Parent Goals by Lindsay Garrett, LCSW, coming this fall. The book is scheduled to be released under Wonderwell’s Best Book program on November 16, 2021.
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