You could join a single-parent support group, or, if finances allow, hire a trusted sitter to help out with the kids or someone to assist with housework.
Maintain a daily routine: Try to schedule meals, chores, bedtimes, and other family functions at regular hours so that your child knows exactly what to expect each day.
Many factors come into play regarding the psychological well-being of a child in a single parent home.
This includes the level of cooperation between divorced parents, and the quality of attention shown to the child.
Then we scheduled a lunch date for a time when our kids were in school, but a freelance gig came up, and I had to take it.
We decided to try for drinks instead; Jack got sick. After a failed eight-month relationship, part of me didn’t have it in me to start again. Suit had liked his life the way it was: powerful career, nice meals, expensive wine, late snuggly Sunday mornings — all while my son was safe at his grandparents’ house. to Jack jumping on my bed and waffle picnics on the carpet. I dig relationships (and their attendant perks), but I have no problem being a single mom.
One of every four American children today lives in a single-parent home.
When you’re a single parent in the US, things just aren’t as simple as they were before children – especially when it comes to dating.
When dating with kids it’s so important to be with someone who really understands your role as a parent and appreciates the fact that your child or children will often come first.
One study by Nelson (1993) actually found that income level is the deciding factor related to children’s self-esteem.
Regardless, no child in a single parent family is necessarily doomed to a life of maladjustment.