It’s very true to say that single parents, unfortunately, get a bad reputation. Many people consider single parents to have allowed a ‘bad situation’ to take place, despite there being endless justifications why this could happen, and the fact that millions of single parents make it through the day with nothing but love and focus on their children as their absolute priority, not to mention the amazing bond they have with their kids.
Sure, single parenthood can be very hard and difficult. We should appreciate that more. Yet it’s also important to note that if you need to escape a bad situation, or you feel deflated after a difficult change in your life, or if you’ve lost your partner, there are better days ahead, and you can make the most of this. In fact, single parenthood can be very rewarding. Here’s how:
Help Is At Hand
It’s important to remember that help can be at hand if you need it. From asking a parent or friend to help out from time to time, or even asking questions to motherhood forums online, reading books to help you through a problem and speaking to their pediatrician or your Doctor about a problem you’ve noticed, being vocal and honest is always helpful. Using legal services to get your share of child support and custody can also be crucial.
Everything Becomes That Much More Focused
Single parenthood allows you to focus on a singular pursuit, caring for your child. This can help simplify your life to make sure that almost everything you do is geared towards this, balancing this with priorities that can help further these goals. You gain an ultimate purpose, something that many people struggle to find. That’s something to celebrate, even though it can be hard to keep on top of.
You’ll Surprise Yourself
You’ll surprise yourself as to how hardworking, thorough and confident you can be when decisions are filtered through ‘is this worthwhile to me and my child?’ This helps you avoid any nonsense in life, while also knowing exactly what your priorities are. If you can be a single parent, you can be a fierce employee with a heap of transferable skills. Never think your talent is wasted as single parenthood is the most varied and important job of all.
You’ll Know Your Worth
It’s hard not to know your worth as a single parent. This is because every good thing that happens to you and your child is, for the most part, generated by you. It also means that you become secure as a small unit, to the point where you realize introducing other people into that arrangement without proper judgment is essential. For instance, you’re much less likely to allow a nice but generally irresponsible love interest into your home, because you know that you work well without them, and someone must properly prove their worth to you in order for you to add to that arrangement. In short, you’ll know who you are and what you want, and also have the power to reject improper opportunities.
With this advice, we hope you can feel a little more secure in your identity as a single parent if you are one. You deserve all the credit in the world.