I’ve often joked that the one thing they should teach at high school is how to be a good parent.

I don’t think it’s an entirely stupid idea, after all, they teach you ‘how’ to become a parent, or more importantly how to avoid it while still a teenager. But if you really stop and think about it, after a pre-natal class, you are simply left holding the baby with only your parents, the internet, and some books to teach you what to do with it.

The University of Queensland realised this and are offering a free parenting course, so if you are you pregnant with your first baby and

A) Are freaking out and

B) want to give your baby its best start in life right from the beginning

…why not take up the opportunity to participate in a free parenting program offered by the University of Queensland as part of a research project?

Baby Triple P offers all eligible couples practical ideas and support about parenting a baby, baby development, how to take care of yourself and how to maintain a positive relationship with your partner to ensure a safe and happy environment for your baby.

The last point, from experience, is the most important. My husband and I have often looked at each other after a trying day with our daughter and thought, if couples can get through this parenting caper, they can get through ANYTHING.

Baby Triple P will help you learn how to:

  • Settle your baby
  • Help your baby sleep
  • Know what your baby needs
  • Promote baby’s development and recognise milestones
  • Have a loving and positive relationship with your baby
  • Look after yourself as a new parent
  • Look after your relationship with your partner
  • Be more confident and less stressed about parenting

For more information, you can visit the Baby Triple P Project’s website or their Facebook page.