Being a parent at all is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Being a single parent is the difficulty of parenting, times two. My sister is raising my nephew by herself, and the amount of work she does is absolutely astronomical. She’s lucky to have myself, and our parents to help her out. Even with the extra babysitting, not having another adult living with her puts all the work and responsibility on her shoulders. Talk about pressure! But it is possible, and millions of people do it every day.
\I firmly believe that reading about any situation always helps shed light on it. Books can lend you their advice and experience, and they help you know that someone else has been there (and survived). That’s why I love this post by Debolina Raja Gupta at Mom Junction that has a list of the best books for single parents:
-Single Parenting That Works By Dr. Kevin Leman
-The Single Mother’s Guide To Raising Remarkable Boys By Gina Panettieri And Philip S Hall
-A Complete Guide For Single Dads By Craig Baird
-A Complete Guide For Single Moms By Janis Adams
-Surviving Single Parenting By Dawn Isenhart