Managing Single Parenthood
Being a parent in a two-parent household is tough enough, what more if you are alone in your task of raising your kids? Here are more tips on how to manage single parenthood:
Get involved in your child’s life. With your busy schedule working to make a living and managing the household on your own, it’s easy to forget the most important aspect of your being a parent your child. You might need to juggle your schedule just so you can drive your daughter to dance class or baseball practice, but trying to squeeze it in once or twice a month will assure your child that you are there for him or her.
Focus on saving. Yes, this is difficult as you are the only breadwinner in the family but saving now would mean more for your emergency fund so when anything happens, you’ll be ready for it and it won’t give you added stress.
Accept help. If you have friends or other family members who can help you and if they are willing to help, by all means, accept it. It is good to let well-meaning family and friends get involved in your child’s life as well. Not only will it help you ease in completing day-to-day tasks, but your child will be lucky enough to have plenty of moms and dads. This also includes support groups and friends who can provide moral support to you when you experience weak moments.
October 12, 2009 Monday at 9:43 am