Tag: single parenting

Are You The Best Role Model You Could Be For Your Kids?

One of our most important tasks in parenting is to be a great role model for our children. If kids have been through a tough time, such as parental divorce, this becomes more crucial than ever. They need to know that they have our love but they also need our guidance in uncertain times. Learning to keep your own emotions and biases out of the picture, focus on what your children need from you, and model positive habits and behavior is vital. How you are as a Dad shapes their view of the world and the type of adult they will become. But of course, there’s no manual handed out when you become a parent- so how do you make the right moves – for your kids?

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Single Dads, Make Time for Yourself

It’s tough as any single parent. You feel like you have to make up for time. To apologize in a way for breaking your family up, even if it wasn’t your fault. It’s really hard to find time for yourself, especially if you’re in any kind of financial stress. But it’s important. You’re not going to be a brilliant Dad if you’re struggling with mental health issues or feel like the world is closing in around you. You have to make time for yourself.

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Lads And Dads Day Outs You’ll All Enjoy

Spending time with their dad has to be something that all young sons love. Spending quality time together will be a great way to bond and to enjoy each other’s company, which is something that not too many sons and fathers have the time to do these days. You’ll be able to find out how things are going for them at school while also imparting your knowledge and wisdom onto them. They’ll simply love being around you!

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Time Strapped Dad? Don’t Worry, These Options Will Save You

These days, it seems like none of us ever has enough time. As if we’re always on the go. We always have things to do. Places to be. People to please. Jobs to do. And it’s exhausting. When really, there’s just one job that you want to be able to focus on – parenting. Yet, that can often be easier said than done. Quite often, it can be just one of those things that you find yourself stressing out about. Because you feel guilty that you’ve got all of these commitments and you just want to show up for your kids. But, you’ve got to work. And you’ve got bills to pay. And it’s hard to manage it all.

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Perfecting Parenting

Here we take a look at two basic but important skills we can put in place to help give our children an added sense of security within the parent/child relationship and work on perfecting parenting.

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Why Becoming the Ideal Dad Never Really Works out How You Want It To

We all want the best for our children, but rarely does it ever work out how we want it to. Perhaps we struggle with simple things such as keeping our kids happy, or maybe we’ll have trouble filling in the gaps that a single father is tasked with. No matter how hard you work at becoming the ideal dad and how much you provide for your kids, things can always turn upside down and hit you like a ton of bricks.

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Things To Consider When You’re A Single Father

Being a single parent is going to be one of the most challenging things that you will ever have to do. Having said that, it is also going to be one of the most rewarding. Watching your kids laugh, and grow is one of the best things that you can experience as a parent. But when you are a single father, there are some things that you need to consider. Winging it might be a good approach sometimes, and yet other times you need to have thought about everything to do with the future. In this post, we are going to talk to you about elements to consider when you are a single father.

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Taking Care Of Your Kids Full Time: What You Should Know

Taking care of your kids full time usually means you’ve decided to leave work to take care of your kids, and also that you’re not with the other parent anymore and the kids are staying with you. Taking care of the kids full time can be tough, especially on your own – which is why many single parents do decide to stop working. Below, you’ll find some advice that can help you when taking care of your kids full time.

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The High Road – Can It Be Taken During Familial Chaos?

But can the high road be taken? While it’s naive to think that in these circumstances everyone will act in the most professional and clinical manner possible, is it possible to adjust your own actions to ensure that you only carry self-respect, and prevent the contained issue from causing the chaos that’s always potentially on the horizon? We’d say yes.

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Why Selfishness Is the Key to Being a Better Parent

We often hear two different opinions when it comes to parenting; you either put your kids first or you put yourself first, there’s no in-between. Most people tend to agree with this. After all, raising kids is a handful and there are plenty of people out there that think having a child is pretty much the end of your life until they grow old enough to fend for themselves in the world.

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What No-One Tells You About Life As A Single Parent

No one goes into having children thinking of raising them alone. The pinnacle of your family life, if you ever thought about having kids before meeting your significant other, it was probably some fragrance ad dream featuring two gorgeous looking, well-rested parents swinging a cherub-cheeked toddler between them as they stroll down a beautiful beach.

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Jobs to Work Around Your Kids

There are actually lots of opportunities to earn a living at the same time as raising your kids, but so many you read about are often targeted towards women and moms. However, the options are there for men out there too.

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The Single Dad Survival Kit

Life is tough on pretty much everybody. We’re all struggling under the yoke of suppressed wages, long working hours, rents that continue to crawl upwards even as our pay stagnates and a cost of living that always seems just out of our reach. For a single parent, however, an already difficult life can seem like swimming against the tide. We wage a never-ending battle with ourselves. We constantly turn the cold light of introspection upon ourselves and our lives. We’re always asking ourselves if we could and should be doing more to advance our career while constantly plagued by doubts as to whether we’re doing the best thing for our kids.

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Want to Ensure Your Child Has a Bright Future? Make Sure You Follow These Crucial Steps

Let’s start by saying that no, there is no secret sauce or method to make your kids have a successful future. Everything is ultimately up to them, but there are plenty of ways for you to help out and ensure that they have a bright future ahead of them. There are two main considerations to keep in mind; how do you wish to guide your children in the future they want, and how will you prevent yourself from being an overbearing parent?

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Letting Your Kids Be Who They Are

Being able to be who you are is one of the best feelings in life. It means you’re always going to be looking at what you want, saying what you want, doing what you want, and ultimately living in a healthy and positive manner. To accomplish this our kids should be encouraged from a young age, and that encouragement should always start with the parents!

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Effective Ways to boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

As the parent, you are responsible for countering some of the negative effects that hurt your children. You are also responsible for bolstering their confidence levels, so their self-esteem doesn’t plummet when they face life’s challenges. You also need to be the person who is not directly responsible for damaging their confidence levels in the first place.

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Important Lessons to Teach Your Kids While They’re Young

Kids have brains like sponges. They soak everything up from the time they are babies: everything you say and do, the attitudes and beliefs that you have – even if you don’t see this right away. This means that it’s imperative to teach them certain lessons while they’re young, so they can get into the habit of them and become healthy, happy, well-rounded adults.

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Educating Your Child From A Young Age

Educating your child from a young age is essential if you hope to instill in them a sense of general understanding and competence. Of course, you may have chosen a good school for them to attend, diligently ensure they only miss days when very ill, and ensure they complete homework or simply integrate well with the class. That means you’re a reliable and considerate parent.

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What’s The Right Sports Hobby For Your Kid?

Have you noticed how people have become incredibly used to a sedentary lifestyle? In fact, for a lot of adults, the main activity their get throughout the day is when they make a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, staying active is key to your health. While it might be tricky to find the time for your weekly work out when you have long days in the office, it’s fair to say that it’s a different kettle of fish for your child.

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Preparing For Your Child’s Sports Hobby Can Give Your Bank Account a Workout

Hobbies are fantastic sources of inspiration for kids at the best of times. And, a sports hobby can get them out and about on a regular basis bring health benefits to the table, too. Hence why you’ll want to do everything possible to facilitate their passion. When they announce their desire to join the football team, you may even have visions of yourself on the sidelines each week.

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Making the Most of Joint Custody

When you’ve got joint custody of your children you might only end up seeing them for weekends. It’s not the ideal judgment but it’s what you have at the moment. That was the situation that my parents were in after they got divorced. From the age of five, I lived with my Mom and spent weekends with my Dad (I would eventually live with my Dad, but that’s another story).

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New Parent Alert: How Not to Overspend

Becoming a new parent is both exciting and overwhelming. Whether you are a couple, or going it alone, the emotional rollercoaster you are about to embark on will change you as a person forever. While the traumas of pregnancy and the long wait will go faster than you anticipate, one element many new parents start to panic about is what their new baby will need in those first few months.

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