When you are a single parent, you are all alone during your parenting time. There is no partner there to bounce things off of, ask advice on how to handle certain things, deal.
What is a single mother?
A single parent, in my opinion, is a mom or a dad who is not in a marriage or who is a widow or widower. Being a single parent means that when you are with your kids (however much that is), you are solely responsible for them.
That means everything from getting them dressed and ready for school in the morning, feeding them, bandaging wounds and hearing a teen girl’s boy problems to being their lifelong teacher and instilling in them good values, healthy habits, and right from wrong.
Understanding single mother?
When you are a single parent, you are all alone during your parenting time. There is no partner there to bounce things off of, ask advice on how to handle certain things, deal with the kids fighting with each other, handle an extreme kid meltdown or even to deal with the mouse in the house that has your kids standing on chairs screaming.
- Being a VERY single parent doesn’t leave much time fo
- I do have to say one thing: at least you get some time off to regroup
- Being a VERY single parent doesn’t leave much
- Knowing you are solely responsible all the time for every decision
- A lot of pressure and responsibility for one person
Example a single mother?
While I’m not diminishing the value of the single parent who shares custody with an ex, I do have to say one thing: at least you get some time off to regroup. I know some single parents who really have it rough: the ones whose ex-spouse are not in the kids’ lives at all. Let’s call them VERY single parents. Here are some issues they face:
Being a VERY single parent doesn’t leave much time for a social life, especially if your kids are young. Babysitters can be expensive, and sometimes it’s hard to find people you trust to stay with your kids, not to mention the guilt single parents face (which is very unproductive and not rational, but I’ve been there) for leaving the kids to go out for dinner with your friends or on a date.
Knowing you are solely responsible ALL THE TIME for every decision that will affect your children is very very stressful. It’s a lot of pressure and responsibility for one person.