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Single Parenting. Balancing life’s issues.inc. Objectives. What Children of Single Parents Need Taking Care of You Taking Care of Your Children Nipping Guilt in the bud The good news. What Children Need. Children need: Clear boundaries Fair age appropriate rules Routine Structure.

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Single parenting

Single Parenting

Balancing life’s issues.inc


Objectives
Objectives

What Children of Single Parents Need

Taking Care of You

Taking Care of Your Children

Nipping Guilt in the bud

The good news


What children need
What Children Need

Children need:

Clear boundaries

Fair age appropriate rules

Routine

Structure


Taking care of you
Taking Care of You

  • Sleep

    • 7-8 hours a day 7 days a week 80% of the time

  • Nutrition

    • Know your BMI and eat lots of vegetables

  • Exercise

    • 30 minutes a day –as many days as you can

  • Wellness

    • Keep up with annual screenings

  • Fun and laughter


Taking care of your children
Taking Care of Your Children

  • Sleep

    • 7-8 hours a day 7 days a week 80% of the time.

  • Nutrition

    • Know your BMI and eat “plants”

  • Exercise

    • 30 minutes a day

  • Wellness

    • Annual check ups

  • Fun and laughter


Functional non functional guilt
Functional & Non-Functional Guilt

Functional Guilt is good guilt

It helps us make good choices

Helps you move forward

Helps you grow

Non Functional Guilt is bad guilt

It just makes us feel bad

It is not helpful

It is not productive


Redefining family relationships
Redefining Family Relationships

Friends

Family

Your relatives

Your ex

Your ex’s relatives

An extended family

New families and step children

Have a strong support system

Make new friends some of whom are single too.

Branch out and try new activities as well


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Single Parenting

Balancing life’s issues inc.


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