However, I have been getting parenting advice from my parents (child’s grandparents) who live within one hour’s driving distance of our home.
My wife’s parents live in a different state and hence they are not within one hour’s driving distance of our home. In case of a problem or emergency where I need help, I would have few relatives who would help us since most of my relatives live in different states except my parents. Moreover, since relocating to this neighborhood, we have established a few friends who would help us in case of an emergency. With my parents’ guidance, the childbirth classes, and my eminent enrollment in parenting classes, I feel that my coping with the demands of parenting is about average. As such, I feel very confident about caring for my child at birth. Indeed, even though childbirth is about 4 months away, I am already feeling very confident about caring for my