Children need to feel secure and protected, and it Is our Job as parents to create a nurturing environment where they can thrive.
Your children need to hear how much you love them and how proud you are.
Some children may require more affection and attention than others, so know your child, and take your cue from him/her.
Part of creating stability and security in the home involves establishing predictable schedules and routines for your children.
No matter how loving and competent you are, you are still only one person and you are doing a job most agree Is meant for two people.
Do not allow your children to manipulate you by making you feel guilty about the situation.
Be selective and choose caring, reliable, trustworthy people who will be there for you In times of need.
Single parents with healthy support systems usually feel better mentally and physically and demonstrate to their children that it is OK to ask for help.
Adults and children do better when single parenthood is perceived as a viable option and not as a pathological situation.
Start with a positive attitude and focus on the benefits of single parenting, such as less conflict and tension in the home.