Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
Being a single parent is one of the most challenging things we can do. But you don't have to feel alone, because there are a lot of other good folks like you who understand and might even have some tips for you.
This is a place where you can tell your story, read the stories of other parents going solo, and offer and receive help with your parenting.
You are smarter and stronger than you think, and you have something to offereven if you feel like you don't.
So, read on, and tell your own story, if that feels right for you. This is your chance to help and be helped.
It's easy, so no need to worry here. Just follow these simple instructions, and you'll be up and running. Just fill in the form below, and be sure to include:
That's it! If selected, your parenting story will be published on this site, along with Dr. DeFoore's suggestions, if needed.
Writing out your story has tremendous benefit, no matter what. It's good brain activity when you're under stress, and actually helps you to manage your emotions more successfully, which is very helpful when you're on your own as a parent.
If you don't feel like writing your story, then just read the others you find here, and you'll realize that you are among friends here.
If there's one thing you need while raising kids on your own, it's confidence in yourself. And that will only come if you do a good job of taking care of yourself emotionally.
Get even more support from Single Parents Advocates.
Here's your chance to ask Dr. DeFoore about your situation. It can be about anything having to do with parenting. Tell your story with as much detail as possible, and if your submission is selected, he will give you some free counseling.
Then the results will be a web page on this site that will help others! So, there you go--help and be helped! By the way, you can be anonymous if you choose, but if you include your first name, it's better.
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