Are you a single parent? Do you feel overwhelmed, tired all the time, and a tad under-appreciated If you answered, “yes,” not to worry – you’re not alone.
Parenting, especially without a partner, is never easy. There is no training or instruction manual to buy. A single parent has no one to share the joys and tears with. The responsibilities fall on one set of shoulders: yours. It is up to you to teach your child right from wrong, how to stay safe, and how to lead a happy, healthy, and productive life, not to mention providing for your child.
Parenting is hard; it could be painful and unrewarding at times. What about when your teenage daughter yells, “I hate you; you’re mean,” because you told her she couldn’t stay out past 10:00 p.m.? This is when you must be strong in order to handle the position of both mother and father.
I know you hope your children will have lots of laughter and fewer tears while growing up – it’s only natural. So, when you’re having a bad moment, take a minute to remind yourself of the laughter. Regardless of how hopeless a situation may seem, keep in mind that your children knows you love them.
When your children are young, they may not understand the act of discipline, but when they grow up, they will see the reasoning behind the lessons you taught and the commitment you gave them. It is at this time that you will know that you contributed to your children’s successes by being a responsible single parent.
Just because you’re a single parent doesn’t mean you should give up hope. You are a single parent and you are strong.
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