Questions to Ask as You Consider Parenthood: A Couples' Guide
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Holzworth, Amanda N., and Heidi Liss Radunovich. 2007. “Questions to Ask As You Consider Parenthood: A Couples’ Guide: FCS2271/FY928, 4/2007”. EDIS 2007 (13). Gainesville, FL.


FCS2271, a 5-page fact sheet by Amanda Holzworth and Heidi Liss Radunovich, is a resource for couples considering becoming parents for the first time. It reviews the changes couples can expect to experience in their relationships and their lives if they decide to have children and provides questions to consider and topics for discussion as couples face this important decision. Published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, April 2007.

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