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1.5 – Every parent needs support

Every parent needs support whether they have a supportive ex partner, family and friends or not. If you have answered ‘No’ to a couple of these questions and you feel a little lonely, don’t worry. That’s why we have SingleParents.org.uk.  We will be looking at how we can get more support for our families throughout this course.

Parenting Quick Questions

Before you begin take some time to think about how you feel about parenting alone. f you do not have a partner around who can help out and give you a break, you have all the responsibility of caring for your family.

Below are some aspects of parenting alone that you may want to think about. This is not a test, and your answers are not stored: It’s an exercise to get you thinking about what is involved in parenting alone. Click on the answers that apply to you.

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Journal/Diary entry

Now that you have thought about some of those issues you might want to write about your experience of parenting in your Journal/Diary. You could start by looking at these questions:

  1. If you have support, who is providing it, and where are they?
  2. If you don’t, how does this affect your parenting?
  3. Think about yourself and your experiences. Is there any help that you need?
  4. What are the major issues in your life right now and do they affect your parenting?
  5. What are you good at?

Be honest, we have to be realistic so that we can assess what we need to do to improve our lives.

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