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Tips For Single Working Mothers

Being a parent is a challenge. Although being single has a lot of benefits, there are single mothers out there in this world who are having a lot of problems to make each day meet.


Single mothers have a lot of issues for they are alone and without spouse help. Some of these women are either divorced or widows. Women who are single and are mothers have to meet each day as a challenge.

Raising a child when you are single you will face financial and emotional problems everyday.

For those of you who are single mothers, here are a few tips for you to overcome this feeling of being alone.

1.We all know that being a single mother is tough. You have to make time for yourself no matter what the situation is.

2.Even though you are caught up with a lot of work at the office. Working single mothers need to make friends outside the office so that you can have some time for yourself to go out once in a while and enjoy your space.

3.Don't shy away from asking someone that you want help. Always try to reach out when you want help.


4.If you find it difficult at times to manage office work and the household, try other options. You can either take a days off or just go out with friends to de-stress.

5.Though your life is only 'you' and 'your child', make sure that you spend a good amount with your little one as she/he needs you just like how you need her/him. Always remember not to mix office and personal life.

6.As a single mother or single parent you should interact with your child everyday. Interaction with your child helps to bring you'll closer. Be honest with your child and let them know about the changes in your life.

7.Most of the single mothers are short tempered. So it is advisable not to throw your temper tantrums on your children.

8.There is no harm for single parents to date. You have to make your children understand the reason as to why you want to date. Don't get too personal with them if they are small as it will be difficult for them to understand the meaning of dating and romance.

9.Single parents who need financial aid, especially the single mothers, should visit a bank or any other home loan company where you can find assistance.

10.The most important thing to always remember for single parents is that though you feel all alone in life, you are wrong. There are many people who want to help you and understand the problems that you face.

Single parenting is indeed tough. Remember there are other single moms out there going through the same situation just like you. With a lot of help, guidance and advice around you will find the tough times to slowly disappear.

Story first published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 11:11 [IST]
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