Personal Readiness Quiz (Agree or Disagree)

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  • Parenting
  • What do you think you need to do to prepare to be a parent?

Personal Readiness Quiz (Agree or Disagree)

  • I don’t care much about my free time.
  • I get frustrated easily when things don’t go my way.
  • Sleeping late is not very important to me.
  • Routines are boring.
  • I have a lot of confidence in myself.
  • I wouldn’t mind spending $400 a month on someone else for the next 18 years.
  • I would want my child to be just like me.

Personal Readiness Quiz Continued

  • I still have years to go before I am fully mature.
  • I enjoy sharing my possessions with others.
  • I like going out and doing things when I feel like it.
  • I sometimes have trouble controlling my temper.
  • Children get on my nerves.
  • I feel unprepared to take care of a newborn baby.

Personal Readiness Quiz Continued

  • I feel unprepared to take care of a 6-year-old.
  • I feel unprepared to take care of a 12-year-old.
  • I need someone to love me before I can love myself.
  • I find it easy to be flexible and compromise.
  • I am a good communicator, listener, and problem-solver.
  • Household chores are a drag.

  • Having a Baby
  • Changes Everything

Why do people have babies?

  • Family Pressure
  • Peer Pressure
  • Trapping a Partner
  • Bring a Couple Closer Together
  • For Someone to Love
  • For Companionship During Old Age
  • Your Religion Encourages It
  • You Love Children
  • You Want to Be a Good Parent

Marriage Readiness

  • Marriage Readiness
  • Financial Readiness
  • Emotional Readiness
  • Social Readiness
  • Intellectual Readiness
  • Physical Readiness
  • How do you know when you
  • are ready to have children?

1. Marriage

  • Your marriage needs to get to the goal-directed stage.
  • The first year of marriage is for adjusting to the marriage and to build patterns. It is best to not add pregnancy to this.
  • Stability.
    • Having children strengthens stable
    • marriages.
    • Having a baby makes a weak
    • relationship weaker.

2. Socially

  • Your social life will change.
  • Your child needs to be with you
  • at all times or pay for child care.
  • You will not have as much free time.

Have Good Health

  • No alcohol,
  • tobacco,
  • or drugs.
  • Eat
  • nutritiously
  • Exercise
  • 3. Physically

4. Intellectually

  • Understand the responsibilities and commitments of parenthood.
  • Know the principles of child guidance.
  • Understand child development.
  • It is a lifelong commitment.

5. Emotionally

  • You will need to be flexible with your time.
  • You will need to be able to function with interrupted sleep patterns.
  • You will need to be patient.
  • You will need to share your money, resources and time with your child.
  • You’ll need to be able to deal with
  • the frustrations of a crying child.

6. Financially

  • Financially stable
  • Initial expenses
    • Doctor
    • Hospital
    • Baby Food
    • Diapers
    • Car Seat
    • Furniture
  • To raise a child to the age of eighteen, it will cost as much as $150,000.

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