From the article: Reasons to be Proud of Raising Your Children as a Single Parent
As a single parent, you may feel like you don't have many opportunities to "brag" about your kids, or you may have been taught from a young age that bragging is rude. Well guess what? It's not. Saying "out loud" what you're most proud of about your own personal development since beginning this journey, or specifically about your kids' growth and maturity, will help you to realize what an awesome job you are doing as a single parent. Share Your Story
- I have a six-month-old baby. His father and I are currently going through a divorce. I must say that it took a lot of courage to leave the marriage, but I did for the sake of my son. I am proud of my happy little baby despite what his father and I are going through. He makes me even more proud when he smiles at me! I love him so much.
- —Guest Nina
My Single Mum Was the Best
- I am a married mum but grew up in a single parent household. My mum was the best in the world and is still a role model for my parenting. I think we should have a Single Parent Pride Day!
- —Guest Helen
I'm a Proud Dad
- I am raising two kid, who are 6- and 7-years-old - and I'm doing a much better job than when I was married. I am a government employee (full-time) and a dad (full-time). When one assumes the responsibility alone, s/he gives 100% and don't count on anybody else. I work out four times a week, do more activities with the kiddos during the week and on the weekends, travel on duties, learned how to cook healthy dishes, date when I can, and am still raising my children in a right way - and away better than when I was in an unbalanced relationship. I am what's called an exceptional dad; however I label myself "just a parent who loves his kids!"
- —Guest MIKE FLORIDIAN
It is a gift
- Raising my son alone was a gift. If his father would have been in the picture only God knows what could/would have happened to both of us. My son excelled at whatever he put his mind to doing. We are best friends and even though he is 20 years old now, with his own family, his love letter to me on Mother's Day 2010 said: "Mom thank you for always being there and for never making me feel like I only had/lived with one parent." Only God could make up the diffference in our lives to where my son has that testimony today! God will be a father to the fatherless!
- —Guest Miss B
I Wrote a Book!
- I recently wrote a book dedicated to all single parent families. It's written from the perspective of a child growing up in a one-parent situation, and the ending is really amazing. I'm really proud of it, and I hope it encourages a lot of families.
- —Guest carlos
Skipped a WHOLE grade
- My seven year old skipped 2nd grade. He is also recognized as "gifted and talented". This makes me so proud because he doesn't fit the stereotype of "poverty stricken" or "raised in a single parent home". Out of my 6 children, the three in school are high honors and all tested to be above average!
- —Guest Kathy
My Daughter Was Appointed to West Point!
- My 17-year-old daughter was recently appointed to West Point Military Academy, and her oldest sister will soon graduate from the best cosmetology school in the country! It pays to extend only positive energy to our kids, even in the most difficult divorces. I have found that I am at peace when I take only those actions that will improve the quality of my life and my children's lives. I will continue to encourage all of my five children to "serve where their bliss meets the worlds' needs."
- —Guest firstname.lastname@example.org
We're Proud of Our Book!
- My 7 year old daughter and I authored our first book, titled If I had a Daddy. We are both proud of having the courage to try and get it published, and I am proud that I did it with my daughter! We are finishing up our second book, now, and have planned a total of 5! We are very proud of each other and our accomplishment.
- —Guest Mary Sullivan