You may be a single parent for different reasons. Whether or not being a single parent was part of your life plan, you may experience some challenges. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how single parents can support their children and themselves.

Single parenthood can bring added pressure and stress because you’re managing daily responsibilities or decision-making on your own. That’s why it’s important to know how to support not only your children but also yourself. Here are some things to keep in mind.

For some children, divorce can be just as hard as the death of a parent. It can take a long time for children to heal. It’s almost universal for children to feel they are the reason for the divorce and to hope their parents get back together.

The age of your children may also make a difference in how they are affected....

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