Category: Children

Common Custody Issues

Children of parents who are divorced often blame themselves for the split between their parents. However, children are rarely the cause of their parents’ divorce. Children are often confused by the divorce process, especially...

Are you a Proactive or Reactive Parent?

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18 When life comes your way, are you constantly “reacting”? As a single mom I must admit that many times I was a “reactionary mom”....

Anger makes us ugly

Although this article is generally directed towards single moms, everyone struggles with anger at one time or another. The tips and links herein can benefit all parents. Is being a single parent too overwhelming?...

The POWER of “No” for the single parent

How many times have you agreed to volunteer at your child’s school or your church, only to realize later that you are overextended? How much energy do you expend performing duties you regret ever...

Financial fears of single parents

In many people’s eyes, the term “single parent” has been synonymous with worry, stress and poverty. There is a constant fear of financial loss and/or financial “lack”.  In most studies, children coming from single...

Dealing with anger as a parent

“Anger is one little litter away from Danger”  – unknown ANGER – we all feel it but most of us haven’t been taught how to wisely express it.  Oh to be sure, we express...

Parenting Manual

The parenting manual is the pamphlet they gave you at the hospital when you took your bundle of joy home. Oh, you didn’t get one? Me neither.  Whether you left the hospital as a...

Bullied? What single moms can do!

Are you or your child the target of a bully? Throughout the course of this article I refer to so- called “victims” as “targets” instead. It’s important for those being targeted by a bully...

9/11 Anniversary – don’t teach kids hate

The ten year anniversary of that tragic day in America is making a big mark in the media and in hearts of people everywhere. In some cases, there are kids who have never seen...

Back to school in the single parent home

The “cookie cutter” back to school approach and the single parent home. As the school year has already begun for many, a flurry of articles touting the latest “edge” in preparing our kids for...

Teaching your kids about money – start early

Article by Allison Jarman As a single mom, you probably feel overwhelmed financially. This is not the time to feel sorry for your self or believe the lie that there’s no hope. It is...

Parenting your child’s education

Article by Allison Jarman An article in the Wall Street and a recently published book by Steven Brill again attempts to tackle the task of overhauling public education. What does this mean for the...

How to Control Anxiety during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very exciting time, but it can also be full of worries, especially if you have suddenly become a single mother. There is so much to do, and it is overwhelming enough...

Dealing with Empty Nest as a Single Parent

When you’re a single mother, your children are often your entire world, so it is only natural that you feel lost when they finally move out of your home. Every parent suffers from Empty...

Dealing with a Temperamental Child

If your child is temperamental, you have an even more difficult parenting road ahead of you than parents whose children are more stable in terms of mood. This is because you just never know...

Building a Playhouse for Kids on a Budget

For most of the summer, your kids have been over at the neighbors’ house playing on their swing set and jungle gym, just having a lovely time. The thing is, when your neighbors are...

How to Make Children Respect their Parents

At some point or another, children go through a phase where they simply do not respect what their parents, or other adults have to say. The difficult part about this type of situation is...

Child Support and Medical Expenses

Being a single mother of a child with health problems is stressful enough just because of the situation. It’s difficult enough to care for a sick child with a spouse involved, but this becomes...

When your teenager wants to move out

What is a single mom to do when their teenage son or daughter brings up moving out? For some single parents this question doesn’t come up until their child is in their mid-twenties. For...

Child counseling after divorce

Telling the children If possible, tell the children together. This shows that “mommy and daddy” still love each other enough to be in the same room. Children will already be traumatized by the idea...

Raising teenagers alone

As any parent single or not, can attest to … raising teenagers is a challenging job. I would gather that these days it is more challenging than ever, especially as social networking has evolved...

Cost of Prom – Solutions for Single moms

May is known across the Nation as “Prom month” for most high schools. When thinking of prom, we immediately have visions of beautiful dresses, corsages, tuxedos, music and the time of our lives! For...

Single Moms and Teenage Child Issues

Single moms find that they have many different issues that they have to learn to deal with and live with. One among these comes with older, teenaged children. Teenagers strain the patience of any...

How to Be a Great Step dad

Few things are more difficult for a child than to lose a parent. Loss due to death is the ultimate tragedy, but divorce takes its own powerful toll. Be genuinely sensitive to the child’s...

Dealing With a Child With ADHD

Children can make life fun, but they can make it very overwhelming as well. Some of the common issues that children have today can make learning how to parent them and to deal with...

Choosing the daycare center in your college

Did you know that many colleges have on-campus daycare centers? This, as you can imagine, saves a lot of hassle for the parents and also saves them the trouble of scouring everywhere for a...

Free emergency childcare from Crisis Nursery

Help during emergency for single moms: I have written a lot of articles in this web site talking about how single mothers can get assistance during emergency situations. Here is one other resource that...

Custody Battles for Single Moms

One of the hardest things about a divorce if you have children is dealing with custody issues.  Custody battles for single moms can be a difficult thing to go through for both the children...

Helping Highly Emotional Children

Every child is different and if you have more than one, you are sure to understand that much more than parents of single children do.  One may be more easy going, while one may...

Diapers: Cloth vs. Disposable

Almost everyone, parents and not, has heard horror stories of how disposable diapers languish away in land fills for centuries, miniature time capsules of our children’s digestive processes. For many, these non-disintegrating packages are...

Introducing Kids to a New Boyfriend

Being a mom and dating brings with it many different considerations and problems. One of these is how much to expose your child or children to your dating adventures. Before you even begin dating,...

Preparing for Your Kid’s First Sleepover

A kid’s first sleepover can be a very exciting and scary time for both the child and the parents.  By doing a little preparing and planning beforehand, however, you can help to take some...

Four Reasons A Mother Could Lose Custody of Her Children

Although child custody laws vary significantly depending on the state, courts typically decide custody hearings based on the living situation the judge believes is in the child’s best interests. The “best interests standard” as...

Ways To Keep Your Toddler Busy and Entertained

Raising a toddler is often defined, by many parents, as raising a little monster that never seems to lose their energy. If you happen to be one of those parents then you are well...

Is Your Toddler Driving You Crazy?

Have you ever heard this phrase from single mothers; “Help, my toddler is driving me crazy?” You probably have and wish there were ways that you could give them a few pointers on how...

Parents Guide to Supervised Visitation Guidelines

A lot of people have heard of supervised visitation but, they do not have a clear understanding what it is and what the guidelines are. Supervised visitation basically means a safe environment in which...

Tips for raising a kid while in college

Attending college has many aspects to be happy about, you meet new friends, have much freedom from home, you are gaining a graduation and specializing in certain skills that would build you a healthy...

Is raising a boy without a father easy?

Single mothers are forced to take many roles, especially when raising boys. They become the sole bread winner, guardian, role model and the best disciplinarian for their boy. However, it has been proved that...

What to do when Potty Training is not Working

Knowing that potty training troubles are common does not make them less frustrating. Most parents often struggle with training their child to go to the bathroom properly only to achieve disastrous results. Use this...

How is Life after Divorce for Women with Kids

Life after divorce for women with kids tends to be harder, because they have to tend to their children’s well being in addition to their own. Here are a few things that you can...

Homeschooling Benefits: What You Need to Know

Homeschooling is quite a popular alternative to the traditional school programs. A lot of parents can attest to the improvements in their children’s performance, behavior, as well in their personality. So why do parents...

Children and Divorce: How Are Children Affected?

Divorce is a difficult situation every family wouldn’t want to go through. The effects of divorce go beyond the couple, especially if there are children involved. Most of the time, the kids are the...