Single Parenting

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Three Tips for Single Parents

Three Tips for Single Parents

If you’re facing parenting without a partner by your side, never fear. You might have a bit more work and stress than other parents, but you’ll be reaping more rewards as well. Put Family First It can be very easy ... - test

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The Changing Welfare State and Single Parents

The Changing Welfare State and Single Parents

Single parents are under scrutiny as major renovations are made to the welfare state in regard to children and their parents. Currently, roughly six million Britons including 2.2 million children are living in homes where there is not a working ... - test

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Welfare Benefits for Single Parents

Welfare Benefits for Single Parents

The welfare state in the UK has many opportunities available to help single individuals and particularly parents with the costs of maintaining a home and raising a child. The benefits available to parents have risen dramatically over the years and ... - test

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“Where’s My Daddy?”

“Where’s My Daddy?”

Around age four or five your child may start to question your family structure. While most single parents are mums, dads can be faced with this dreaded question as well. When the question does surface, treat it honestly and fairly. ... - test

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Why Everyone Should Date Single Parents

Why Everyone Should Date Single Parents

In the world of dating, there seem to be rules and expiration dates that single parents are simply too busy or too harassed to keep up with. By the time they are ready to reenter the dating scene, it’s easy ... - test

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The Right Job and Single Parenting

The Right Job and Single Parenting

As a single parent, you have endless amounts of responsibility to your family, and many parents feel that taking on the highest paying job is the best option. Certainly the finances will help keep the family well established, but the ... - test

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Tips to Thrive as a Single Parent

Tips to Thrive as a Single Parent

Single parent? If so you’re perilously close to burn out on many occasions. While you can never put that fully behind you, you can take life by the horns a bit a make the days just a bit easier helping ... - test

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Tips for Single Parenting Dealing With the Holidays

Tips for Single Parenting Dealing With the Holidays

Single parents often have a harder time over the holidays with financial and family pressures. Children are on holiday, but you might have to continue working to afford gifts or to keep your job. The holidays are expensive and the ... - test

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Ten Ways to Ease the Transition

Ten Ways to Ease the Transition

If you find yourself a single parent following a divorce, your transition will be challenging. Raising a child from birth might require you to handle issues with the child’s other parent, but a divorce after years together adds the extra ... - test

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The Newly Single Parent

The Newly Single Parent

In only a few cases is becoming a single parent a time of celebration. For most newly single parents an unfortunate circumstance has occurred, and this makes taking care of children during this time that much more challenging. Becoming a ... - test

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Ten Tips for Single Parents

Ten Tips for Single Parents

Single parenting doesn’t have to be as isolated and exhausting as it is often made out to be. Parenting is not an easy task, but doing things by yourself can be freeing and even fun if you take the right ... - test

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Success as a Single Mom

Success as a Single Mom

To be a single mum, you need only a child without a partner around. But to parent your child successfully, you can take lessons from the upbeat mothers who seem to do it all without a glitch, and still have ... - test

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Single Parents Must Prepare For the Worst

Single Parents Must Prepare For the Worst

If there wasn’t enough on your plate and causing you sleepless nights, single parents especially must make plans in the event of the worst case scenario – your incapacity or death. Nobody likes to think such morbid thoughts, and it’s ... - test

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Surviving as a Single Parent

Surviving as a Single Parent

Parenting can be exceedingly challenging under the best of scenarios, but when you’re facing a situation as a single parent it’s very easy to become overwhelmed by responsibilities and lose yourself in the constant pull between the needs of everyone ... - test

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Single Parenting Dad-Style

Single Parenting Dad-Style

When you hear of single parenting, everyone presumes you’re referring to the mother raising children alone. While this is truly the case in a vast majority of single parent households, it is not the rule. There are exceptions where fathers ... - test

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Single Parents and Dating Again

Single Parents and Dating Again

If you’re ready to start dating again, it’s unlikely you’ll be heading off to singles bars and late night parties with a child at home. Dating as a single parent requires a bit of creativity and patience as it is ... - test

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Single Parenting and Your Child’s Education

Single Parenting and Your Child’s Education

If you want to give your child the best possible start, the area you should focus on the most is proper nutrition followed closely by education. There is actually a tie between healthy foods and brain power, so really, nutrition ... - test

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Single Parenting and the Difficult Child

Single Parenting and the Difficult Child

There is a great deal of anger in children, especially boys, in a single parent situation. When that anger becomes explosive and daily battles a part of your life, the emotions are draining and it’s easy to feel as though ... - test

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Single Mothers and Their Sons

Single Mothers and Their Sons

The mind of a male is fundamentally different from that of a female. This makes sense in concept, but in practice many mothers struggling to raise a boy forget just how different they can be. While there are differences as ... - test

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Keep a Positive Outlook on Single Parenting

Keep a Positive Outlook on Single Parenting

It’s easy to get bogged down in endless routines and the unbreakable cycle of single parenting, but no matter how frustrated you are or how much stress you have to endure each day, it’s important to stay positive about your ... - test

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Protecting Your Family’s Health as a Single Parent

Protecting Your Family’s Health as a Single Parent

One of the areas children of single parents suffer is their overall health. Single parents often don’t have the luxury of examining every inch of their child to find little scratches and bumps that need care. A scratch on a ... - test

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Single Mothers and Newborns

Single Mothers and Newborns

While it takes two to create a baby, it only takes one to bring it into the world. This sad fact means that many mothers are faced with delivering a baby and entering the realm of motherhood without a partner. ... - test

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Overcoming the Myths of Single Parenting

Overcoming the Myths of Single Parenting

There are stigmas attached to everything. But in a world where almost two in three marriages ends in divorce – if you ever bothered to marry in the first place, there are many myths floating around regarding the virtue of ... - test

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Handling Multiple Children on Your Own

Handling Multiple Children on Your Own

Sometimes there is no choice but to parent more than a single child on your own. When you have two children, the work of parenting more than doubles. Not only are you now dealing with the needs of each child, ... - test

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How Single Parents Can Save Time in the Mornings

How Single Parents Can Save Time in the Mornings

For most parents, single or not, the mornings present the biggest challenge. There is so much to do and a very definite time limit on when it has to be done. If you find yourself faced with morning after morning ... - test

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Five Ways to Get More Time to Yourself as a Single Parent

Five Ways to Get More Time to Yourself as a Single Parent

When you’re on duty as a single parent there isn’t a single hour of the day that is really yours unless you make it so. Claiming time as your own can be tricky because there are only so many hours ... - test

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Guilt-Free Weekends as a Single Parent

Guilt-Free Weekends as a Single Parent

When you’re a single parent, in many cases you’re still not parenting your child completely alone. Your child’s other parent might have custody for every other weekend or a few weeks in the summer. When you send your child off, ... - test

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Five Reasons to Celebrate Being a Single Mother

Five Reasons to Celebrate Being a Single Mother

It might not seem natural to celebrate your status as a single mother when you’re faced with stressful situation and exhausted at the end of the day, but these hardships are just one more reason you can smile and pat ... - test

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Dating Again and Your Child’s Jealousy

Dating Again and Your Child’s Jealousy

If you’ve recently begun dating, it’s very likely your child will experience concern over the relationship as she might very well view it as coming between you and her. While it is normal that she be concerned, this jealousy and ... - test

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Creating Balance as a Single Parent

Creating Balance as a Single Parent

Parenting is tough, but when you’re raising your children on your own, your workload more than doubles. It’s hard to balance a career, the needs of your children and your own needs in a single day. Too often you, the ... - test

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Dating as a Single Parent

Dating as a Single Parent

It can take a while to venture back out into the dating scene when you’re living life as a single mum, or a single dad for that matter. But it’s extremely likely that you will eventually find yourself interesting in ... - test

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Establishing Boundaries as a Single Parent

Establishing Boundaries as a Single Parent

There are many aspects of single parenting that are especially challenging. One that many single parents don’t consider is establishing effective boundaries between parents and child. Often, in a single parent/single child situation, the child is elevated to an almost ... - test

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10 Tips for Single Moms Raising a Son

10 Tips for Single Moms Raising a Son

Many single mothers are concerned to be raising their sons without a strong father figure. Myths abound that the boys will grow up to be less than men, but as Bill Cosby, Alan Greenspan, and Ed Bradley can tell us, ... - test

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Bonding as a Single Parent

Bonding as a Single Parent

It would seem to outsiders that single parents would have the best opportunities to bond with their children. While this may be true in cases with a single child, a single parenting juggling many children and many other responsibilities often ... - test