There are countless ways that single families occur. One of the parents dies, the couple divorces, a woman finds herself pregnant and chooses not to marry, a spouse decides that they aren't cut out to be a parent and just leaves are some of the scenarios. It doesn't really matter what the situation is, what is real is that one parent is now the main care taker for the children. In some situations that is also a shared role as in the case of divorce.
The question becomes how do we make the best of this situation? How do I parent my child with confidence? There are some strategies that will empower a single parent to celebrate being a single parent. Here are some suggestions for making this an easier experience for all involved.