• Taking up the Challenges of Solo Parenting

    It's not easy being a single mom or dad, so we asked some of them what keeps them going. Read on for their inspiring answers.
    by Tina Santiago-Rodriguez .
  • mom and baby hands

    We all probably know a single parent among our circle of friends or acquaintances. Looking around us, we can definitely surmise that being a solo parent is becoming a more common occurrence, even in a comparatively “conservative” country like ours.

    When it comes to getting support and keeping “sane” especially on difficult days, here are some tips from real-life solo parents:

    Jackie:
    “As a single mom, I get my support both financially and emotionally from my family and from the love I get from my son. Being a single parent is a challenge and step-by-step learning process  itself – it makes one become a better person.”

    “Personally, I learned from the past, accepted my mistakes, and choose to stay positive because I have to make myself “better,” especially for my son. At the end of the day, all of these make for a rewarding experience.”

    ”There are no perfect tips for solo parents raising a child - you just need to be yourself and be a good role model to your kid. Single parenting is probably one of the toughest jobs any person could have. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a single mother or a single father - you’re still bound to face some challenges in your journey of raising your child or children alone. You’ll have to play the roles of a caring and nurturing mother and a disciplining and stabilizing father all in the same day and move seamlessly between these roles! Ultimately, being a single parent is hard work, but it can also be one of the most rewarding roles you will ever accept.”

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