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Parent Goals

The Millennial's Guide to New Parent Preparedness

Lindsay Garrett


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Child welfare and adoption specialist Lindsay Garrett, LCSW, teaches Millennials considering having kids how to emotionally prepare for parenthood, determine their parenting style and values, and establish sustainable support.

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 readers through the mental prep work needed before embarking on this important life choice.

Parent Goals is the book to turn to before you make the decision to become a parent. Unlike other books on the topic 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.

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 makes Parent Goals an accessible and engaging read for the Millennial generation.

Wonderwell, 9781637560082, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 16, 2021

About the Author

Lindsay C. M. Garrett is a licensed clinical social work supervisor based in Texas. She has worked in child welfare and adoption for ten years. She has worked with families adopting children domestically, internationally, and from foster care throughout her career. With extensive training in trauma, child development, and connected parenting, Lindsay guides parents through pre-adoption training and supports them after their adoptions. Lindsay currently writes about parenthood and infertility for Houston Moms' Blog, part of the national City Mom blog network. She speaks regularly on parent preparedness on behalf of the Gladney Center For Adoption in Fort Worth, Texas.