Sunday, January 13, 2008

Single Mother

Being a single mother is probably the most difficult aspect of life. Whether a woman is a single mom by choice or because of getting divorced or by God's will, it is very hard to play the role of a both the parents. A child always wants love and attention from both of his/her parents. Being a single mom means that responsibilities of both the parents fall on her only. To fulfill these responsibilities, single mothers must make themselves strong and learn to face the harsh realities of life with poise.

Even though one gets to learn the nuances of single parenthood through experience, the tips mentioned below can help single moms to quite an extent…

Being a single mom, you will have to work to support your kid/s. However, make sure that you do not take out your work related frustrations on your children.

Always be there for your kids when they need you. Spending quality time with them is more important than spending quantity time.

If you have gotten divorced from your husband, don't start turning your kids against their father. If things didn't work out between the two of you, it doesn't mean that your ex-husband cannot be a good father to your children.

Always take care of your finances. You are on your own and are supporting the kids too, a financial crisis is the last thing you need.
If you are a single mom by choice, never ever hide it from your kid. Tell him/her about his/her father, but again no bad words please.

Most single mothers tend to get over protective of their children. Please let your children live their life, without interfering too much.

A single mom is both the mother as well as the father of a child. You have to play both the roles simultaneously, pampering them as a mother and scolding them like a father when they are wrong.

All said and done, just remember that they are your kids and they love you. Being a single parent does not make you less lovable. It just means that you have more responsibilities than before. And trust me, you can play both the roles just perfectly!

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