Single Parents

It is often said that being a parent is one of the toughest jobs around.  Now imagine trying to take on this job alone.  We bow down to all of the single parents out there because your task is not an easy one.  In our section devoted to single parents, we take a look at the many issues that face parents raising children on their own and try to tackle some of the more pressing issues of being a single parent.  Get some great advice on some of the many topics that you may wonder about as a single parent and find the answers you need to make single parenthood a little bit easier.

No One Is SuperMom

For single parents, learning how to manage the stresses of work and family life can be particularly challenging, as many must take additional roles. The problem, of course, is that many end up biting off more than they can chew. Learn to break free from the Supermom myth - both your kids and your body will thank you for it!  Trying to take on too much will just leave you stressed out and drained of energy.  Let some of your tasks go and allow yourself more time and energy for the fun things in life--like playing with your kids.

Coping With Divorce

If you are single parent as a result of divorce, you’ll also want to read up on how to help your kids cope with divorce, as it can often be a confusing time for children. To make things easier for everyone involved, it’s also important to learn how to effectively coparent.  Get some advice on how to handle your children's feelings during this difficult transition and about how to handle your own feelings about the divorce while still doing your job as a parent.  This is not an easy time for anyone.  Read more to find the best way to make the divorce as easy as possible for all involved.

Another sensitive issue for single parents is the matter of dating. If you are single and pregnant, you’ll be pleased to know there are ways of handling dating during pregnancy, without letting things get complicated.  Check out our article on how to date as a single parent.

Finally, don’t forget to leave some special time for celebration. Single parents deserve loads of respect – so don’t let days like Mother’s Day be forgotten!  You deserve a reward for raising kids on your own.  Enjoy the praise on this special day.

Looking to talk to other single parents about your experiences? Join the forum for your chance to share.

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Hello everyone. I Am a 29 year old mother of three.. My youngest is 20 months old. My boyfriend has 5 kids of his own. We recently found out that i am about 5 weeks pregnant. We both lost our jobs. He told me we cnt keep this one we should have an abortion. I am not so sure about, it doesnt feel right but at the same time we cant afford to keep this baby. Things are not looking good at all. This may even break our families. I need guidance i cant decide what to do .
7 years ago