Guidance on Parenting Alone – My Interview on The Mother Company

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Guidance on Parenting Alone – My Interview on The Mother Company

An interview with Sue Atkins

The percentage of US births to unmarried women, increasing since the 1940s, has surged in recent years, according to the American Community Survey. Pew Research reports the number of single fathers has increased from 300,000 in 1960, to over 2.6 million in 2011.

It seems more and more parents are raising kids solo whether from choice or circumstances out of their control.

How best can single parents cope with the demands of meeting their children’s and their own personal needs?

What kind of expectations are reasonable for single parents to set for how they care for their children?

UK parenting expert, Sue Atkins, shares her insight to support parents that belong to this rising trend. — Laurel Moglen, Managing Web Editor, TMC

What are your top five tips to offer single parents helping them cope with the stressors of parenting alone?

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