It all starts with a stick…those two minutes you have to wait are the longest two minutes of your life…then you get the “+” sign. You are pregnant! You will be someone’s parent. You spend the next nine months preparing for your baby. You realize that there are so many things to do; so many things to buy; and so many things to learn. You also realize that children do not come with instruction manuals. Now what? You can rely on books that your family and friends recommend or the internet. Your parents, and other caregivers you had, will give you some of the best advice, but take all of this with a grain of salt because no certain way is perfect and not every parenting tip works for everyone. No matter what parenting style you choose, you will discover that you will adapt different parenting styles based on your children’s personality. Don’t be afraid to be a parent.