This article is dedicated to all the single
mothers in the world. We have also provided some advice for a single
For a single mother, motherhood is like the two sides of a coin - while
you have the joys and the bliss of being around your child, the
difficulties and the stress associated with it, cannot be ruled out as
well. 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. Remember, a child needs the love, care, concern, attention
and adoration from both the parents. If you are a single mother, you
alone have to shoulder the responsibility.
The absence of the benignant influence of a male role model runs high in
the life of a small kid. However, do not let this fact bore you down.
Being a single parent does not make you less lovable. It just means that
you have more responsibilities than before. All you need to do is be
strong and learn to face the harsh realities of life with poise. Do not
forget, you can play both the roles just perfectly - just have full
faith and belief in your self. Though you are sure to learn the nuances
of single parenthood through experience, the tips mentioned below can
prove to be very beneficial.
Tips For Single Mother
- Being a single mom, you will have to work to support your kids.
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
- 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
- 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
- Most single mothers tend to get over protective of their
children. Please let your children live their life, without
interfering too much.
- Be open and frank to your child. Never let your kid live in an
assumption or create a fantasy world for him/her. When your child
will come to terms with the reality, it will surely have a negative
effect on him/her. So, instead, treat your kid as a friend.
- 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.