Resources for Newly Single Moms and Dads
By Jennifer Wolf, About.com Guide
Help Your Children Adjust
Your recent separation or divorce is a big change for your children. Learn how to help them adjust with the following resources:
Cope as a New Single Mom
Whether you're pregnant and alone or recently separated while raising an infant, these resources can hep you make the key decisions you need to address.
Co-Parent With Your Ex
Learning how to co-parent well can be a big adjustment, even if you've managed to maintain a fairly amicable relationship with your ex. Use the following resources to learn how to communicate more effectively and work together for the sake of your kids.
Child Care Solutions
As a newly single parent, you may need more child care help than you did before. Use the following resources to secure quality child care and ensure that your kids are safe.
Be a Better Parent
Think about where you already excel as a parent and what you want to learn to do better. Here are some resources to help you get started:
- Gain Control of Your Kids' Behavior
- The 10 Best Discipline Techniques
- "When Nothing Else Worked, I ...."
- Top Single Parenting Mistakes to Avoid
- Positive Effects of Single Parenting
- Coping With Your Kids' Misbehavior
Take Care of Yourself
As a single parent, much of your energy is focused on taking care of your children. However, taking the time to take care of yourself, too, will give you greater energy for being the mom or dad you really want to be.
Extended Family & Support
Relatives and Single Parent Support Groups can both be tremendous sources of support and encouragement.
- Find a Single Parent Support Group
- Choose a Single Parent Support Group
- Activities for Your Support Group
Start Dating Again
The best advice on dating as a newly single parent is to slow down and not rush into another relationship. Take the time to focus on yourself and your children before adding a new person to your circle of closeness.