Despite the somewhat scary prospect of being on your own and parenting the children solo, being a single parent can be a wonderful, strengthening, empowering experience.Overcoming hurdles, negotiating day-to-day disasters and conflicts, and watching your children become strong and confident are just a few of the rewards to be reaped by single parents.
Single parents are also able to arrange the family schedule without consulting, or being concerned with, the other parent.
Often, single parents are more relaxed with their children because of this.
Even though single-parent families face many challenges, there are many benefits involved, as well.
Benefits for the parent Despite the extra work and unique stresses of being a single parent, many single parents prefer their solo role.
By negotiating day-to-day challenges, handling emergencies, and being there for the child, a single parent shows their child that it is possible to live and thrive on one's own.