She also gives amazing advice on some very common places we can get stuck on this journey!Despite limited research on single parent dating, one study found that perceptions of single adults in an online dating profile varied by their gender, number of children, and parental status (Sommer, Plumm, Terrance, & Tubré, 2013).
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Here are some guidelines for single parents to make the most of your family life and situation.
They might seem general at first glance and it will be up to you to find practical ways to put them into practice in and for your family. Tip # 8: TRY AND SEE THIS FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES AND FROM YOUR CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE AS WELLTip # 9: REESTABLISH LASTING CONNECTIONS, BONDS AND TIES THAT DEFINES WHO THIS FAMILY IS AND WHAT THIS FAMILY WANTS, SET PRIORITIES AND HAVE A PLANTip # 10: Encourage confidence and have some fun, rebuild and strengthen one-step at a time, laugh together, empower and engage your family Tip # 11: Sometimes follow your kids’ lead, let them take on roles and responsibilities and share the load Tip # 12: Take charge when necessary and discipline accordingly, consistently and fairly Tip # 13: Learn to love what you hate and try new things together, set boundaries and guidelines that make sense to all of you Tip # 14: Accept that emotions, roles and people change and that strong feelings, even disagreements are part of life (their and yours)Tip # 15: Sometimes rethink and revisit what you are doing as a single parent – rethink the way you are disciplining, cool off, use good judgment Tip # 16: Always tell the truth! Tip # 17: Respecting each others being, preferences, sharing and socializing with others are all important lessons to learn in the family and at home to prepare better for life Tip # 18: Recharge your own energies and load your batteries, take time and space for yourself to better help and support others Tip # 19: Make the most of every opportunity to show your family that you love, care, support and champion their best interests Tip # 20: BE YOURSELF! You do not have to be a super-single parent, hero, warrior or champion… The loving parent that your kids want and deserve to have! Being and becoming a new family is an exciting journey, even if it starts out a little rough…
The Single Parent is delightfully engaging, practically insightful, and anchored in Scripture. " "The Single Parent is an amazing handbook for the issues single parents face every day.
Linda Jacobs weaves personal experiences with practical tools and advice.
Whether you became a single parent through divorce, a death, adoption, or some other situation, you've probably wondered what the future holds for you and your children.
Will you be able to provide the emotional, financial, and spiritual support your family needs?
You will find tips and best practices to help you improve your child's behavior, negotiate boundaries, graciously seek and accept help from others, and most important, trust God in the process.
God cares for the single parent and will provide for you and your children.
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