• 10 Inspirational Books for Solo Parents

    On advice from fellow single parents, raising a child, dating and more
    by Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag .
  • Parenting is one challenging job even for those who are happily married. How much more for those who parent their kids without a spouse or partner?

    Here are some books and movies that can inspire and empower solo parents as they bravely take on this role in their children’s lives.

     

    1. The Single Mom's Guide to Finding Joy in the Chaos by Elsa Kok Colopy 

    The Single Mom's Guide to Finding Joy in Chaos

    This book was authored by a woman who was a single mom for 12 years. She shares how raising a preschooler can be exhausting but also full of joy. She discusses how it's full of tender moments, happy tears, and downright crazy fun! In The Single Mom's Guide to Finding Joy in the Chaos, the author addresses a host of everyday issues. Moreover, the book has brief, practical chapters that each discusses a single topic a single mom may need advice on.  They were designed that way because the author knows that single moms don't have time to sit down, relax, and read a whole book at once! 

     

    2. Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul: Stories of Hope, Healing and Humor (Chicken Soup for the Soul) By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Laurie Hartman, Nancy Vogl 

    Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul: Stories of Hope, Healing and Humor

    Single parents can find inspiration and advice from fellow single parents in this book. Let me quote from the book’s product description:

    Every single parent has a different story to tell, but a common thread of hope and comfort unites them all.

    Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul shares the joys, challenges and humorous moments of single moms and dads, who cope daily with the unique pressures, constraints and sacrifices this important role brings. From daily struggles to amazing triumphs, this book captures the breadth of experiences that define single parenting. 

     

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