Are you a single parent?
Single parenting is common these days.
Today many families have only one parent taking all the challenges to help child to grow successfully and happily.
Single parenting is not easy. But, it is rewarding.
You have to look after house work, outside work and children. Here are few tips for you to help the process go a little smoother.
Don’t be alone! When you are a single parent, no need to be alone. Take help from family and friends to help out your problems. You can lean when you need advice or help with any problem. You can take help from support groups which help you and your children. You can share your feelings and get advice that can help in single parenting.
Balance a busy lifestyle! Balancing a busy lifestyle is important in single parenting. You have to go for job, look after your children, household works and active social life. Make a list of all the works in and around the home that you need to take care of. Scheduling these tasks relieve you from stress of single parenting. Organize and work with full force and you need to have some strength and courage to deal with it.
Take help! Single parenting needs help from others. There is no need to feel ashamed of in asking help and sharing the responsibility from time to time. Take help from friends and family members. You can take help from local resources if you have any near by. Get help from parenting classes, community play groups and after school activities. Your child can have fun and learn and can make new friends.
Take time for children! Make time to spend with your child. Take some time and have fun together. Take your child to a movie, park or a mall. These are the things that you can do to make being a single parenting a little more fun for you and your children. If you don’t get enough time with your child, look for other ways. Ask if your job lets you work flexible hours.
Discipline in single parenting! Discipline in a single parenting household has pros and cons. Single parent can make the rules easier and carry them out. But, carrying out the discipline can be demanding and you might sometimes think if you had the support of another adult to make it easier.
Take time for yourself! It is important to take time for yourself as well. Find time that you can spend alone working on yourself. You can read a great book, do your nails, or take a hot bath. Taking time for yourself makes the hectic life that you are living a little bit easier when you are a single parent.
When you take time for yourself, ask your friends or family members to look after your child for sometime.