Parenthood is a very tough, long-term commitment. Follows a diverse group of young parents and a pregnant teen through their daily tasks. Includes four sections: emotional preparation, physical preparation, financial preparation, and social preparation. Emphasizes key teaching points, including the following: parenthood requires maturity, a stable home environment, a reprioritizing of goals, time, and money. Provides an overview of the cost of a child from food to diapers, medical care, child care, education, and beyond. Emphasizes for teens that being a parent is a demanding job that needs careful consideration.