Single parenting can be rewarding but full of challenges, and sometimes we don’t have time to do it all. Whether you’re a mother or father, there are several obstacles that single parents face raising their child (or children) on their own.
Here are 3 struggles all single parents can relate to:
Finding a reliable sitter
Your neighbor’s teenage daughter is willing to help, but how do you know if she’s capable of watching your kids? Unless you have family members available to babysit at the drop of a hat, finding a trustworthy sitter can be a difficult task.
No matter where you locate your potential hire, always perform a background check before you invite them into your home. This is necessary in order to make sure they have a positive track record and will take the utmost care of your child and house while you’re not around.
Monitoring your kid’s behavior
It can be extremely difficult to keep tabs on what you’re kids are doing, especially if you have weekend-only custody. Sick and tired of hounding them with phone calls or texts while they’re out with their friends? There are apps on the market you can install on their phone so you can see who they’re communicating with or where they are through mobile GPS location tracker.
Taking care of yourself
Balancing work, play, dating, and caring for your child(ren) leaves little room to take care of yourself. It’s important to find the time to work on your own mental, emotional, and physical health so you can take the best care of your little ones.
Finding help, keeping tabs on your children, and focusing on yourself are three of the main daily struggles that most single mothers and fathers endure.
Are you a single parent? How do you work through these challenges? Do you ever feel like you need a helping hand? Let us know in the comments below!