You Can Have a Positive Parenting Experience


Sometimes because of divorce, a difficult relationship or other reasons a mom or dad can find themselves as the main or only person in the parenting role for their children. It can be a very lonely and isolating position but it is possible to create a loving and caring sense of ‘family’ with only one parent. And, positive single parenting is possible with help and support.

It is important to work through whatever situation has occurred that now finds you in the role of being a single parent. It is also important to understand that while the circumstances may not be ideal, it does not mean you cannot raise happy, cooperative and responsible children.

You may need some support in the form of a counselor or a single parenting class but taking the time to work through any issues you may have that could get in the way of parenting successfully is a good idea.

There are positive aspects to being a single parent too. You are in control and can parent the way you see fit without intervention. Because you are a single parent, your children can learn to take a bigger part in the running of the household that can in turn give them a greater sense of their importance in the family and contribute to their self-esteem. As a family, you can recover together and experience that when difficult situations happen, you can work through them together and come out stronger on the other side. Not a bad lesson to learn.

When you are a single parent it can be difficult to fit in extra classes or time to learn how to be more effective as a parent. But an online single parenting class can really make that easy to do and affordable. No babysitting, no traveling and change busy schedules to accommodate going to a class. You can expand your ability to handle problems or behavior issues so that both you and your children can benefit.