Parenting

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

One of my Running trail runs is tough. It’s a muddy slog through increasingly thick woods. It’s a slow claggy run climbing through undergrowth that sees only glimpses of the sun. It’s very claustrophobic. Your on your own. A little voice keeps telling you to just stop. Why am I doing this. One step forward, two back. But with patience and effort the going becomes easier. The ground levels out. The cover starts to thin and the distant view begins…

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A Gift Guide For The Martian In Your Life (Christmas Gifts For Dads 2019) – Single Dad, Parents Article

Sitting next to a friend the other day we started talking about how fast the year went by.  I have a theory about that.  The older we get, the faster it seems.  Which basically makes time relative.  When I was 10, 1 year was one-tenth of my life.  When I was 20, it was one-twentieth.  Now that I’m in my forties it’s worth about one-fortieth of my life.  So as we go slipping into October and sliding right into November,…

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The Diagnosis that we were waiting for! – Single Dad, Parents Article

5 years ago we decided to withdraw William from school and home educate him.It wasn’t a decision that either of us took lightly. We thought deeply about his wellbeing and decided it would be for the best.William didn’t take to school. He was a stereotypical child who would do better outside of a schooled environment.When he joined school in Reception he was top in the class academically. However, one whole academic year passes and everything had changed.He had made no…

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

It’s amazing what you come across on a daily basis. You get good discoveries that just make you go ‘wow’. The ones you can look at for ages and get a sense of wonder. Then you get other discoveries which make you go ‘wow’ for entirely different reasons. Today I came across a headline in one of our so called better newspaper – The Times. ************************ Children have been losing out because millions of pounds earmarked for their education has…

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Feeling Lonely as a Single Parent – Parents Article

With a decade of single parenting under my belt, I can hand on heart say that the toughest thing is feeling lonely as a single parent. I’ve written before about the lack of social opportunities for single parents. We single parents are WAY less likely to be invited to social events by other (married) adults. It can be extremely isolating when you need to stay home night after night, taking care of a child. Especially when parenting is hard, or…

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4-Year-Old Seems Fixated on Dark, Scary Scenarios – Parents Article

In this episode: A parent is perplexed that her 4-year-old continually engages her in made up stories where the protagonist is in physical danger, sick, “does a bad thing,” is mean, or had to call the police. While this mom believes her child’s interests are generally innocent, they’ve continued relentlessly for 6 months and she’s becoming exasperated. “Is this normal exploration?” she wonders. “How do we handle it?” Transcript of “4-Year-Old Seems Fixated on Dark, Scary Scenarios” Hi, this is…

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A Bullying Epidemic: Our Strategies Are Not Working – Single Dad, Parents Article

Bullying has been around forever, but it wasn’t until social media began being the standard in “news” that it became an epidemic. Every day, bullying is an issue in every school in every city in the United States and abroad. When many kids experience bullying, it blurs the lines between another kid, just giving another a hard time or bullying. At the middle school level, kids are more aware of bullying from social media. So, when they experience another, giving…

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Tired – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

I exhausted myself; it’s why I’ve been quiet. Here in the UK, we have a turn of phrase for being busy; we call it spinning plates. It harks back to the circus act of erecting a number of head height poles into the ground, then balancing spinning plates on them. The trick of it was to wobble the stick in a circular motion, causing said balanced plate to spin and remain in situ unaided. The skill arrived in getting all…

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Keep Kids Safe This Halloween – Parents Article

4 October, 2019Halloween tends to polarise opinion, doesn’t it?  Some people (like me) love it whilst others just want to lock their doors, switch their lights off and wait for 1st November.  Certainly, over the years here in the UK we have seen a growth in the celebration and commercialism of this pagan festival and trick or treating is a big part of that.If you let your kids go out and about on All Hallows’ Eve (to give it the…

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Thoughts On Adoption From A Transracial Adoptee – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email One of the greatest resources for us as adoptive and foster parents is adoptees, and adoptee’s voices. We are fortunate to partner with many adoptees from all ages and walks of life. We have learned so much from them, and will continue to do so. On the latest episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast we are pleased to welcome transracial adoptee and advocate, Tori DeMartile. Tori is a transracial adoptee on a…

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