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Single Parenting Tips for Women

Death of spouse is a big blow for the woman whose world seems like turning upside down. The woman becomes a single parent to her child. Instead of wallowing in self pity and grief, this is the time to pick up the bits and pieces and start life afresh with a renewed strength and perspective. Here are some smart tips for single mom.


Under normal circumstances, people do not aspire to become a single parent. But the moment life takes away your spouse or partner and you are with a kid, you know that you have got to deal with this difficulty alone. Although this is a very tough time, you need to pick up the bits and pieces of your life and try to remain positive.

After all, you still have the option to grow up with your child and see life through his or her perspective and derive all the little pleasures that come with it. There is an innate adaptability in women and in such unfortunate circumstances; it comes across as a real strength.

When the mom is the sole breadwinner of the family, she has to take responsibility of raising children as well as look after their education and at the same time managing quality time for them.


Tips for Single Mothers

Here are a few tips that can help the single moms while rearing their children:


Prepare Yourself

When you are a single mom, you need to be organised from the very beginning. Since you are only person responsible for every thing, you must make sure that you have the time and resources to manage every single thing. Spending time with children is as important as going to work. So prepare yourself by becoming self reliant particularly by attaining financial independence. 


Accept Reality

It is highly unfortunate that you have lost your spouse, but you need to accept this stark reality. The earlier you do it, the better will the impact be in your later life and most importantly, for your kids. There are of certain social bindings that hinder the smooth functioning of a family run by a single mom.

But it is important to vehemently resist these pressures and carry out the responsibilities. Simply weeping will get you no where; you need to feel for the kids who have suffered a great loss. The sooner you accept the reality of loss; you will be mentally equipped to strive to ensure a good rearing to your kids.


Learn to be Adaptable

In a family the mother and a father have two distinct roles to play. They are extremely important for the psychological development of the child. The moment when you have to bring up the child on your own, you also need to realise the fact that the child is used to these distinct role play by the parents.

When the child loses his father, he misses that role play along with the person. Similarly, even if the kid was fortunate to spend time with his father, he happens to yearn for a father figure as he notices his peers having a fabulous relationship with their fathers. Here, the mother needs to adapt herself into role-playing so that the child feels that he can have both his mother and father from the same person.

As he grows into witnessing you accommodating and owning responsibilities single handedly, they also learn self-discipline and grow to admire their mom like ever before.

Although it is definitely an unfortunate situation but it is true that a child growing up with a single mom, is likely to develop a far broader outlook and a sensitive human being. All these characteristics develop as they see their mom fighting with the loss and at the same time handling the responsibilities with elan.

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.4 years ago
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