Pretend you are a writer for Parenting magazine. Readers of the magazine write in questions to you regarding any parenting issues. Below are several letters to Parenting that you need to review. Only respond to the letter of your choice. Be both creative and informative in your response. Sign your own pen name that relates to the issue discussed.
1. Dear Parenting, Help! I'm a 30 year-old woman, and I am expecting my first baby to be born in a few months. I consider myself uneducated about the different methods of childbirth. Could you please inform me of the pros and cons of natural, medicated, and cesarean births. I want what is best for my baby and myself.
Sincerely, Which way to go?
2. Dear Parenting, My baby, Emma, was born 4 weeks before her due date. She has already been in the NICU for one week. I am scared and I feel helpless. Besides the NICU, is there anything else I can do to help stimulate growth? I want to get her home healthy and as soon as possible.
Sincerely, Looking for baby miracle grow
3. Dear Parenting, No one ever told me how hectic my life would be after Ethan was born! He is my first baby, and needless to say, my husband and I were unprepared for a newborn. What can you tell me about the patterns of newborns? What should I expect to change in my life? What advice can you give me about caring for Ethan?