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

So to conclude and end this series on 5 life skills, I would like to summarise on my thoughts. Firstly, this was quite a difficult series to write. It taxed my brain to come up with relevant superlatives when describing the skills, as they were quite similar. It was also quite challenging to narrow it down to just 5 skills; let’s face it; we want to teach our children everything. The reason I settled on these 5 is quite vicarious.…

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

Dictionary definition ‘The quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance’ oxforddictionaries.com Adult perspective For the final part of this series, I wanted to look at humility within children. I came across quite a bit of advice in books on modesty in adults with the premise that is better to undersell then over deliver, than to do the opposite. I guess the exception to this rule would be during an interview, when you have a small window…

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

Dictionary definition ‘The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate’ oxforddictionaries.com Adult perspective Maybe its just me, but kindness seems to be in short supply these days. It could the news outlets I watch but the media seems to be full of hateful intolerance. This is probably why I watch less news now! As an adult, I like to show random acts of kindness whenever possible, although this has become a bit of a balancing act. In my recent experience,…

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

Dictionary definition ‘Courage in pain or adversity’ oxfordditionaries.com Photo by mohamed Abdelgaffar on Pexels.com Adult perspective One of the most difficult elements of writing this 5 part series was putting these life skills in some order of importance. I tried, but eventually gave up. The irony of me admitting this on a blog entry entitled fortitude is not lost on me, but the reality is that any combination of these attributes are what is needed to succeed in life. Life…

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5 Life skills; self-worth – Single Dad, Parents Article

Positive reinforcement of self-validation will lead to the cubs trusting their own feelings; this may well save them one day. This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by brokesingledad Read Full Parenting Article

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

Dictionary ‘The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery’ Oxforddictionaries.com   Adult perspective One of my all-time, favourite songs has a chorus line as follows; ” If I sense danger; I’ll dust my heart down and carry on ” Sense of Danger by Presence. I do not own the rights to this song. This song has gotten me through so much in the past… The greatest attribute, in my opinion is courage. Without it, there would be no challenge;…

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An Open Letter to the Absent Parent | | Single Moms Planet – Single Mum, Parents Article

Absent parent – this letter isn’t for the faint of heart. Your child knows you, gives you a warm welcome and calls you Mommy or Daddy. Granted you’ve been in your child’s life inconsistently, your presence has been sparse but your child knows you. This isn’t because you’ve made an impact the handful of times you’ve seen your child, this is because the parent raising said child is speaking about you in a positive tone. The parent that is parenting…

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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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Crewing my ex for 200 miles – Single Mum, Parents Article

Is a terrible idea… or at least I thought it would be. I made a comment a month ago out of the blue “well if you want the best crew around, Tag and I are free” which was met with silence, not even a laugh. A couple of days later I got a text “were you serious about crewing me for Tahoe” Not even a question mark, I hate a lack of punctuation (insert joke about how I use too…

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