Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs on the planet, but being a single parent can be twice as difficult. Depending on how many children you have, it might seem overwhelming at times. However, just the very act of you attempting to give your child what they’d receive with two parents automatically defines you as an amazing, incredible and worthy parent.
No one desires to become a single parent unless it’s required or thrust upon them, and so it’s important to remember simple tips and tricks to cope if this does happen to you. You might be going through a difficult divorce, experiencing and coming to terms with the loss of a spouse, or simply moving away from your partner with the children as a form of protecting the child.


No matter your reason, you should be gentle with yourself and realize how amazing you are for giving your everything to your child. But you should also keep these tips in mind.


Seek Professional Legal Help


This isn’t to assume that your single parenthood is a negative, it could be just what you and your child need. But during a harsh separation of partners such as through divorce, it can be difficult to come to terms with. Be sure you have a helper on hand such as Miller Bowles Law from start to finish, and your stress will reduce will which directly leads to you enjoying a better life with your children.


Give Yourself Space


As a single parent responsible solely for the wellbeing of your child,  you have a burden placed upon you. Your free time will be swallowed up completely, but depending on your attitude, this could be more than tolerable. It’s no less important to you to take a breather here and there. If you have a family or friend support network (which is vital to build if you don’t already have one,) you can find ways to unwind and relax on your own during a day in your schedule. Stay sociable, stay active, and stay as healthy as you can to give your body and mind the mental breaks and support they deserve.


Be Honest With Your Children


A child who used to experience two parents now experiencing one is a life event that they will eventually ask you about. Be honest with them from the get-go. This can help them avoid a nasty surprise for them later in life. If you’ve divorced, make sure you never highlight the errors or flaws of your ex-partner. It only serves to create animosity that your child doesn’t need. If your partner has died, explain to them this has happened so they understand and can digest it early. Be sure to have long conversations about this. Give them a space to approach you at any time they require. You are their support rock as much as they are yours.


Being a single parent isn’t easy, but it is resoundingly worth it. If you are currently taking up the duties of one, or about imminently about to, you need to realize how astounding you are. Keep your head held high and do right by your child - they will appreciate it with all of their heart and soul, even if they can’t vocalize that yet.



 


Comments

07/26/2017 3:51am

Being a single parent is very difficult. There is too much pressure on the parent for giving and taking care of children like both mother and father. Even the children kind of miss their strength and loose the confidence lack of family support.

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08/07/2017 10:17am

People always say that being a single parent is easy. In fact, they believe that it's the same thing as having a partner when it comes to raising your child or children. But it's not true because as a single parent myself, the work is doubled. I have to act both the mother and the father to my child because we are no longer in good terms with my child's father. It has been the hardest year of my life when my husband left because I was left with all of the responsibilities. I wanted to quit my job so that I can focus on raising my daughter, but I couldn't because if I did, we wouldn't be able to pay all of our bills. I had to work double shifts just so I can earn extra money for her education. Even though it's not ideal, I am happy because I know that I was able to raise my daughter all on my own. I know that it's a lot of work, but it's worth it whenever I see my daughter happy.

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