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.”