Single mom tips (2/2)

By Drum Digital
10 April 2015

Being a single parent is not an easy job/task/calling/gift. But it can be worked on with a few simple steps.

Don’t have a competition with yourself

You are not a magician, you can’t do all these things by yourself, if you think playing with your child is more of a priority more than doing the dishes at that moment, then do exactly that.

Point out good qualities in men

No dad in the picture? This means it’s up to you to show your child that there are good men all around him. If you are lucky to have brother, ask him to go with your child to school on father’s day or ask grandpa to attend his soccer games.

Congratulate yourself

It might sounds silly, but if you live alone with your child, no one is going to pat you on the back when your kid is finally potty-trained or when you serve up a hot, healthy dinner after working all day. You should be aware of these epic achievements and know you’re the one making it all happen.

Always be prepared

I never leave home without a sippy cup and snack of some kind. I also keep crayons, a coloring book, a few Matchbox cars and snack in my purse at all times. I stash clean clothes, snacks and juice boxes in my car. Being prepared is important for all parents, but even more so for single ones since it’s up to only me to squelch a meltdown or entertain my child while we wait to be seated for dinner.

Multitask strategically

Try to accomplish housework and playtime simultaneously, so you are not up for hours after bedtime getting chores done.

Source: www.parenting.com

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