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Parenting

Parenting Alone

There are always times when parenting on our own is difficult. Here we have put together some resources and ideas that might be helpful for those times when we really think that it is all too much.

This resource contains plenty of clever ideas for you when you're short of cash, time and energy. 

  • Top Ten Tips for Child Free Days

    Top Ten Tips for Child Free Days

    Your children are away, now you can play! Don't do the housework: see friends and family, look for free activities and events and generally do things just for you! Eat the type of food… Read more

  • Talking to your Child about an Absent Parent

    Talking to your Child about an Absent Parent

    Trying to find the right words to explain to your child about an absent parent can be really difficult. Do you tell them the truth? How do you react to their questions? Read on… Read more

  • When You are the Absent Parent

    When You are the Absent Parent

    There are any number of reasons why you may be living apart from your children. Your relationship may have broken down, or you may live or work far away, you are in prison or… Read more

  • Twelve tips when raising a disabled child

    Twelve tips when raising a disabled child

    As a parent of a disabled child, how can you properly care for your child and still have some time for yourself? Get the right social worker for your child, (ask your health visitor).… Read more

  • Books for Younger Children 0-10 Yrs

    Books for Younger Children 0-10 Yrs

    Welcome to our Book List for Younger Children (in no particular order) that have been recommended by single parents for younger children (under 10's) to help them understand family circumstances. There are links to where… Read more

  • Things to do on a Rainy Day

    Things to do on a Rainy Day

    Sometimes when raising children alone, especially if you have an only child, you may not always feel like a family or you just may feel like you've ran out of creative ideas to keep… Read more

  • Ten Tips for Telling a Story

    Ten Tips for Telling a Story

    It's great to get children into books... it means they can do something for themselves, even if they just make up their own stories from the pictures. It's educational and it keeps them occupied.… Read more

  • Supporting your Children after Separation

    Supporting your Children after Separation

    If you have recently become a single parent, it will have had a huge impact on you and your children’s lives, regardless of whether you wanted the separation or not. Even though you may… Read more

  • Family Breakup | Ages 14 - 19 Years

    Family Breakup | Ages 14 - 19 Years

    A look at family breakups from the child’s point of view: What do they need to know? What will be harmful to tell them? How you can still be a parent for them during… Read more

  • Top 10 Tips for Parenting Alone

    Top 10 Tips for Parenting Alone

    Parenting alone is one of the most difficult jobs there is, not only practically but emotionally, financially, mentally and physically too! Here are some tips from other single parents to guide you. You are… Read more

  • Death and the Impact on Children

    Death and the Impact on Children

    If your partner dies, not only do you have your own response and emotions to deal with but also those of your children. You may all be grieving for the same person, but each… Read more

  • Single Mum Raising a Boy

    Single Mum Raising a Boy

    Single parents often find themselves at the rough end of society’s disapproval with questions asked about the ability of one parent to be able to give children everything they need. This can leave single parents… Read more

  • Lone Dads and Daughters

    Lone Dads and Daughters

    Not only are you faced with parenting alone, but also raising a female... a very different species to the male! Some lone dads have said that raising a daughter has made them more caring… Read more

  • What is Parental Responsibility?

    What is Parental Responsibility?

    What is parental responsibility exactly? In legal terms this is “all the rights, duties and powers which a parent has in relation to a child and their property”. In other words the responsibility to make decisions… Read more