Single Parenting

You may be a single parent, but you're not alone. Read the stories and advice of other single parents here. Plus: Resources and advice for parenting through a difficult relationship with your ex and help for widows.

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Shouldering the Mental Load on Your Own

Single parents often carry the pressures of parenting on their own and burnout comes hard and fast. Relief does exist in the form of a support village—here's what to know and how to create yours.

11 Ways Single Parents Are Staying Sane While Social Distancing

From their favorite apps for virtual hangouts to figuring out how to fit in a workout, single moms share their best tips on staying happy and healthy amidst the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic.

I Became a Single Dad at 19 and Here's My Advice to Others

I started raising my two kids on my own after their mom began using drugs. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I knew I never wanted my kids to grow up without a dad the way I did.

This Is How to Introduce Your Teenager to Your New Partner

In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, a young adult describes the dos and don'ts of introducing a new partner to your kids.

Single Moms vs. Single Dads: Examining the Double Standards of Single Parenthood

While society's commitment to promoting equality for all parents is only getting stronger, social perceptions of single moms and single dads still vary greatly. Let's investigate the disparities and pinpoint how we can do better to support all solo parents.

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I'm a Single Mom and I Want to Stay That Way—Stop Trying to Get Me to Date

After my cancer diagnosis, I decided to go with the flow in life—and right now I choose to be single. No, I’m not lonely, sad, bitter, or struggling. I’m at peace with my already perfect family dynamic.

I’m a Single-Ish Mom And I Have No Regrets

I made a bargain with my boyfriend to raise my son on my own. And it was the best decision I have ever made.