SINGLE PARENTS

Single parenting is probably one of the toughest jobs any person could have. Whether you're a single mother or a single father doesn't matter, you are bound to face some challenges on your journey of raising your child or children alone. You'll have to be a caring and nurturing mother and a disciplining and stabilizing father all in the same day and move seamlessly between these roles! Being a single parent is hard work, but it can also be one of the most rewarding roles you will ever accept.

Ways to Cope as a Single Parent with Multiple Children

1. Establish Your Status

2. Establish Predictable Routines And Set Schedule

3. Maintain Rituals And Traditions

4. Maintain Relationships

5. Open Lines Of Communication

6. Develop A Reliable Support System

7. Take Care Of Yourself

8. Have Realistic Expectations

9. Be Innovative

10. Delegate Supervisory Duties To Older Children

11. Make Preparing Dinner A Family Affair

Balancing all the roles of a single parent can often be overwhelming.  Stress can build up over time without you even noticing.  When stress is overlooked or ignored physical and emotional symptoms may begin to arise such as tension headaches, fatigue or sadness and feelings of being overwhelmed.  As a single parent, it is important to be proactive and manage stress appropriately before it affects your role as a single parent.

 

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