Encouragement & Support
Articles of encouragement, support, and understanding for single parents from single parents.
Grandparents are a wealth of knowledge and experience that we often discount simply because they are OUR parents. A few simple steps can put the relationship into perspective and open the door to a wonderful partnership in raising the child/grandchild.
Becoming a Single Parent
Regardless of how you come to be a single parent, it is important to know how to take care of yourself. You are not the sole responsible party for yourself and your children. Caring for yourself must be one of your top priorities.
Being the Example for Being Yourself
We tell our children to "just be yourself." Do we follow our own advice? Parents are the best examples for children. How can we set the example that mirrors our words.
Does Parenting Ever End?
It is hard to decide when we are most needed as parents. Is it when they are so small that they cannot survive without us? Is it when they are making their own way in the world and need guidance so as not to make irreversible mistakes? Or it is somewhere in between?
Encourage Your Children!
Discussion of importance of encouragement in successful child-rearing.
Establishing Meaningful Traditions
Ideas on how to narrow down your focus on the holidays (for self-preservation) and how to focus on the traditions that mean the most to you.
Exercising Our Right To Vote
How to use a basic right to advance the cause of single parents across the United States.
Ideas to Cure the Winter Blues
Cabin Fever? Winter blues? Looking for a way to have a bit of family fun? Read here for ideas to brighten your winter days.
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Juggling College, Job and Parenting
Single Parenting is a challenge on its own. Some of us have chosen to further our education in the effort to better provide for our children. Facing those challenges is an educational experience in itself!
Parents are Important
It seems that our children depend on us for shelter, food, and money, but do they realize our true purpose in their lives? Do we?
Praise for Single Parents
Single parents deserve all the praise they can get. Give yourself a pat on the back; the author of this article believes that you deserve one.
Single Parent Support Groups
Finding the right support group isnīt always easy. Giving up should not be an option. If you canīt find what you need - create it!
Single Parenting in the New Millenium
New challenges, new opportunities - both abound for single parents in the new millenium.
Single Parents Seeking Happiness
Every wondered when you were going to find the time for a little person happiness? If you are waiting for it to fall into your lap, it isnīt going to happen! So what can you do?
Single Parents Unite!
Those of us who survived our single parent years to gaze with pride at our grown children should remember the trials of raising children alone. All single parents need help from time to time. Why not offer your time and services to another single parent in need?
We all do it - make a New Year's Resolution and then abandon it when our efforts do not turn out the way we hope. How can we keep from being discouraged and continue striving towards improvement?
Supplementing a Single Parent's Income
Single Parents are always looking for ways to increase their income without decreasing their family time. Andreīs Amazon is a web site business that has allowed one single parent to do exactly that while also supporting a cause close to her heart.
Surviving the Emotional Hardship of Being a Single Parent
Being a single parent is never easy. Single parenting has a unique set of challenges. Sometimes you might feel as if it is a thankless responsibility. Never lose hope!
Take Time for Self
In our fast-paced single parent world, taking time for yourself may seem impossible or selfish. Truthfully, it can be your life-saver!
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