Five Things Single Parents Family Should Do More
Motherhood,  Single Mum Life

Five Things Single Parents Family Should Do More

Five Things Single Parents Family Should Do More. Hey guys, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will share five things single-parent families should do more. As a single mother, raising a child alone can be an overwhelming and challenging physical and emotional task. Amidst the love and happiness of motherhood, it’s easy to forget about the enjoyable things in life while worrying about your child’s welfare. Neglecting our needs can lead to exhaustion and burnout, causing us to say or do things we may regret later. However, it’s important to remember that we’re only human, and it’s okay to make mistakes. The key is to learn from them and keep moving forward.

Five Things Single Parents Family Should Do More

Save

I understand saving money can be challenging, especially in a single-parent household. The financial burden is more significant, and even if one works multiple jobs, it still seems like the bills keep piling up. For instance, in the case of childcare, working extra hours means one has to pay for more childcare services. It is a tricky balance to strike. However, saving money for the future and avoiding financial stress is essential. As children grow up, their needs and expenses increase, and it is crucial to have some savings to meet these needs. For instance, a child may need new clothes, education, or healthcare services. Therefore, even though it is challenging, finding ways to save money in a single-parent household is crucial.

Read

Many studies have shown that reading is an enjoyable activity and helps develop communication skills in adults and children. Reading together as a family can help foster strong bonds and create a shared love for literature. However, in today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy for parents to get caught up in their work and other responsibilities and overlook essential milestones in their child’s development.

Unfortunately, I was one of those parents. I had so much on my mind that I failed to notice that my child could read and write her name. It was a big surprise to me when I found out, and I was both proud of her accomplishment and ashamed of myself for not noticing. From that moment on, I made a conscious effort to buy more reading books for her and work on her homework together to see what she could read and what she struggled with. I plan to take her to the library more often to find more books to read together and explore new worlds through literature.

Play

My daughter has been asking me to play with her a lot. Lately, I think she’s feeling lonely to the point where she has requested me several times to get a boyfriend so she can have a baby sister because I don’t always play with her. That breaks my heart because I felt she was happy playing alone. However, these are signs some parents fail to see. Loneliness is a bad thing. Single parents are lonely, but remember, your kids are lonely too. If you play together, you will both be stress-free. You will find out you guys enjoy the same games and movies and laugh at the same jokes.

Yes, having friends is good, but children enjoy playing with their parents more. Also, it will be great if you and the other parent play together as a family occasionally. Try adding that to your routine. You might have a practice already where the other parent has the kids for the weekend. Even if it’s playing in the park, going to the cinemas, shopping, a holiday or even just a weekend away, do something together. That way, your child will not feel too insecure.

Plan

Planning for the future is an essential aspect of life that we should all consider. While it may seem mundane to some, taking the time to plan can make a significant difference in the long run. Of course, we all know the planning basics – children grow and go to school while parents start working. But there is much more to it than just that. Planning for the future can be an exciting and fulfilling experience, especially if you involve your children in the process.

By asking your children questions about their interests and what they want to do in the next few years, you can help them get excited about the future. You might be surprised by the things they come up with! For example, my daughter recently told me she wants to become a rapper. At first, I was taken aback, but then she laughed, saying she was pranking me. It was a fun moment that we both enjoyed.

It’s also essential to involve the other parent in the planning process. By doing so, you can make things easier for yourself and ensure that your child has the support of both parents. Ultimately, planning for the future is about creating a sense of security and stability for your family. With a little effort and some creative thinking, you can make the process fun and rewarding for everyone involved.

No matter what, please make your family a No. 1 Priority.

I hope you enjoy this post.

Talk soon.

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18 Comments

  • Erica (The Prepping Wife)

    I don’t have kids of my own, so these aren’t issues for me personally. But I do know that being a single parent is not remotely easy because there is no safety net that comes with a second parent to help out with not only income, but time spent with little ones. But I do know from reading your blog, you are doing a great job as a single parent, even through the rough times. You have accomplished a ton and have a lot to be proud of. You definitely inspire other single parents out there and give them great advice.

  • Smita

    You’re a great parent, Sonia and your advice is always spot on! So agree with the point on talking – the only way to really understand what is going on in each other’s lives is by being frank and open.

  • Britt K

    I love this – skills and factors that should factor into every parent’s life, both single and two-parent households. It’s so easy to get caught up in the craziness of life and miss out on the important things. Kids grow up WAY too fast… don’t miss out on the time together. Simply planning time to play with one another, read together, etc. will allow you to take a step back from the ‘responsibility’ and genuinely enjoy this stage in your child’s life.

  • Melanie williams

    I do not have any kids, so this is not relevant for me. I am sure those with kids would find this useful though

  • Stephanie S

    This is such a great list of things single parent families should do. I think it is important to play, read, and just be together as much as possible. Honestly for any family I think all of these things are very important. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  • Alexandra

    These are some good points. And you are right in that we can often get so caught up in how hard it is for us to be a single parent that we often neglect or minimize what our kids are going through. It’s really a tough balance for sure!

  • s

    Planning is so very important for the future of the child anyways. But then a single parent probably has to give it extra importance as they no one to fall back on.Education is costly these days and if the child wants to do further studies after graduation, the costs could be really prohibitive.

  • Scott DeNicola

    These are great points for a single parent or both parents. We can never talk to our children enough. I see the importance of this even more so now as my youngest is in high school and facing all the perils and drama that goes with it. We like to talk about our days at dinner and go around the table with one thing that was the best part and one that was the worst part of your day. And the answer can’t be the same every day. You’re not getting off that easy. I will say as busy as I was with work I always made time to play with my girls each and every day/night. Saving money is a whole different battle for sure and one I am still working on.

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