know that motherhood is very challenging and for widows this becomes like a
juggling act, juggling between parenting and fulfilling other responsibilities
like managing the house. In such a scenario any help or guidance is welcome.
Read on the parenting tips for widows that will help to sail smoothly through
the twists and turns of life.
Widowed mothers face an immense amount
of problems while raising a child. They have to play the role of and fulfil the
duties of both, the mother and the father. In such a scenario, it often gets
very frustrating and stressful for the mother. There is never enough time to do
the things they want to and there is also the financial burden to deal with.
Sometimes it gets very hard to deal with
the grief of losing a loved one and at the same time maintaining good
parenting. There are also some special benefits of being a single mother
despite the negative comments that one might hear about such a situation.
Having complete responsibility of the child can be seen as a gift that not many
people receive. Widowed mothers establish this special kind of understanding
with their children which is not so easily seen in two parent families.
Tips for Widows
Coping with the loneliness that might
come with being a widowed mother is a great challenge. Here are some tips to
overcome the many obstacles and challenges a single mother might face.
Taking Help from Family
do not always have to ‘ride solo’, there is nothing wrong in asking for help
from family members when the need arises. By using some of these single
parenting tips for widows, life can surely be made easier. Of course, the
extended family is always there to help but even for them, it would be hard to
relate to what it feels like to be a widowed mother.
Networking with Single
with other single mothers is an important step that every widowed mother should
take to be able to talk to someone who truly understands their situation and feelings.
It is not necessary that a widowed mother spend the rest of her life grieving
over the loss
of her spouse and fulfilling her parental responsibilities. It is important to
give life beyond parenting, a chance.
Getting Involved in
single mother can still engage in all the hobbies
and luxuries of life that she did before the birth of her child. It is of
utmost importance that widowed mothers keep their interests alive. This not
only gives them an opportunity to take their life beyond just their household
and parenting duties but also helps cope with the stress that comes with taking
care of twice the amount of responsibilities as in a two parent household.
Coping with Financial
stress that comes with being a widow raising children is another big
challenge that is unsparing and exhausting to deal with. Being a widowed mother is hard as to be able
to provide for their children, they need to be completely self sufficient
first. They have the added burden of providing for the house along with for the
children since there is no one to share the responsibility with.
such a case it is important to utilise the resources that one has effectively
and not to over spend on petty things. Children from a young age need to be
taught the value of money.
It is possible to provide the child with all the best facilities available with
just a little intelligent money management.
There are also many underlying issues
that need to be dealt with; honing and nurturing the child’s self esteem so he
or she does not feel any less special, keeping a check on the behaviour of the
child at home and in public as the disposition might be affected and making
sure that as the child grows he or she understands your position, your
situation to give you the respect you deserve. Although single parenting is
difficult, there is no greater joy than raising a child and seeing him or her