childhood

Dilemmas – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The world is full of dilemmas and seemingly perplexing questions. Sleep on your back or front Tea or Coffee Is Trump a criminal or political hero To help the injured bird or leave it for the hungry predator Football or Soccer Is Brexit a good thing or stupid Sunsets or Sunrises Tomato Ketchup or Mayonnaise on Fries Captain America or Ironman Toblerone – best chocolate ever or a chocolate designed to do damage to the top of your mouth on…

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Editing Scripts – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

After a rather successful half-term holiday break, I haven’t seen the cubs for a few days. They’re with me for the next four days but I’ve missed them terribly. I pick them up from after-school club on what was for me a testing day at work. All stresses fell away after I saw them. Youngest came out first, looking thoroughly fed up; 50% of him seemed to consist of tomato soup, the folly of a white, cotton school top. Driving…

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5 Life skills; prologue. – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’d like to give you a short preview of my 5 week series on the life skills I’m trying to impart into my cubs. I’ve thought long and hard about this one and reflected on their upbringing so far. Eldest cub, for the most part was raised in a semi-stable home and relationship, although the signs that her mother and I weren’t going to make it were already there. Her formative years were moulded by the dual influences of both…

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You Are Fabulous – Single Mom Unschooling – Single Mum, Parents Article

Dear checker, Thank you for boldly being your unique self. My son needs to see as many people like you as he can. I chose your line on purpose. It wasn’t because you had less people waiting. It was because you were you. You were a handsome young man wearing a stunning amount of makeup. See, I have a son who asked for 50 pounds of makeup for Christmas. He’s already bought some and hesitantly worn it at times. But…

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The Loss of Another Childhood Idol; Eulogizing Chester Bennington – Single Dad, Parents Article

Photo Credit: Chiragddude at: en.wikipedia As a teenager you don’t recognize and certainly can’t comprehend the emotional connection you’re forming when you turn on the television or listen to your radio. At that moment, you’re just escaping, or celebrating, or blowing off some steam. You have a fight with your parents, and you have to release that frustration. You break up with your girlfriend, and you have to be angry, because if you don’t get angry, you know you’re going…

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He Knows – Single Mom Unschooling – Single Mum, Parents Article

Santa Claus and the tooth fairy have recently died. Who knows who’s next. My son and I are okay with this. He asks honest questions and I give honest answers. He knows this. So, I know he was ready when he asked. Funny thing about our society. I never told him these things exist. Yes, there were presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Yes, there was a shiny coin under his pillow after a lost tooth. I played along…

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