Dear Single Mom, These are the Tips for Raising Children Alone

Suara.com – As a single mom or single parent, raising children alone is often not easy. Especially if you still have to work, so you need to divide your time.

Even though she’s alone and no longer in touch with her husband, sometimes single moms are also prone to experiencing some pressures, such as stress, depression, to emotional exhaustion.

However, everything will be easy if you follow these tips, as reported by the Mayo Clinic. Anything?

Give love and affection

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Illustration of a mother with her child.(pixabay)

Even if you are alone, don’t forget to give love and affection to your child. Set aside your time to play or just discuss with the children at home. Remember, don’t let them be alone without you.

Create a routine

When you have free time, create a positive routine with your child. Such as eating schedules, sleeping regularly, helping with children’s homework, to playing around the house.

Create your own activity

These tips do not make you to be selfish. However, you need to have activities on your own other than with the kids. Starting from exercise, eating healthy foods, and getting enough sleep. In addition, you can set time to do activities that can increase your positive feelings, both alone and with friends.

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If there is an assistant at home, it never hurts to leave the child temporarily. But if there is no assistant, you can temporarily invite your child to join your activities.

Give responsibility to children

Even if things aren’t always positive, it’s okay to be honest with your child that you’re going through a tough time. Also remind them that things will get better, and give your child some responsibility to do the housework. That way, this will make your child more responsible in adulthood.


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