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A Complete Guide for Single Moms Everything You Need to Know about Raising Healthy, Happy Children on Your Own

Janis. Adams


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  • Title:
    A Complete Guide for Single Moms Everything You Need to Know about Raising Healthy, Happy Children on Your Own
  • Author: Janis. Adams
  • Description: Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; The Secret to Single Motherhood; Chapter 1: I'm a Single Mom - Now What?; Accepting Your Circumstances; A Single Mother By Choice; Taking the Next Step; Your First Choice - To Tell or Not to Tell; Planning for Change; Chapter 2: Finding Support for Your New Lifestyle; Don't Be Afraid To Ask; Who Will You Turn to for Support?; Figuring Out Where Family Fits; All Types of Friends; Involving a child's birth mother or surrogate; Other Sources for Support; Chapter 3: A Baby Is On The Way; Choosing Physicians and Medical Care
    When Expecting, What to ExpectBirthing Locations; Bringing Baby Home; Every Mother Needs to Adjust; Chapter 4: Adjustment for All -Settling into Single Motherhood; Times Are Changing; Strategies for Adjusting; First Step to Adjusting - For Your Children; Choosing Child Care; Work Schedule Options; Considering Career Changes; Becoming Your Own Boss; Pursuing Further Education; Chapter 5: The Other Half - My Child's Father; Forgive and Forget; Take the High Road; Answering the Tough Questions; Visitation; In-Laws Do Not Have to Become Outlaws; Times of Celebration; When All Else Fails
    When Daddy DisappearsChapter 6: The Green Giant - Financial Affairs; Take Stock; Create a Manageable Budget; Cutting Expenses; Rid Yourself of Debt; Creating Savings; Life Insurance; Avoiding Scams; Ask for Advice; Chapter 7: Sons & Daughters - Ages, Stages, Gender Roles, and Issues; Ages and Stages: What to Expect at Each Stage; Five Stages of Childhood; Gender Norms; Raising Sons; Dealing With Daughters; Sons and Daughters; Dare to be a Disciplinarian; Let's Talk About Sex; Role Models; Chapter 8: Establishing Lifelines - Support Systems; Mommy Maintenance; Get Out!; The Learning Curve
    Instant Support"Therapy" for Your Kids; Listening is Imperative; Children in Need of Support; Two are Sometimes Better Than One; Playmates; Chapter 9: Leaving the Old Maid At Home - Entering the World of Dating; Dating and All Its Dilemmas; Somewhere Out There; Butterflies and Sweaty Palms; The Big Decision - The Big Revelation; Who is This Person?; PDA; Chapter 10: Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Future; Planning Your Success; Establishing Goals; Conquering Doubt; Preparing for the Future; Flee From Negative Thinking; Success, Imagination, Perspiration
    Conclusion: Single Mothers' Words of WisdomAppendix A: Pregnancy Preparedness Checklist; Appendix B: Resources; Opportunities to connect and exchange information with other mothers; Opportunities for Support; Adoption options, resources, and advice; Career counseling, educational resources, and job strategies; Coping with divorce and suggestions for therapy; Sons and daughters, how to handle them; Mommy survival and maintenance; Places to find connections or dating relationships; Bibliography; Author Biography
    For every mother recently finding herself single, or new moms learning how to raise their first child by themselves, there are countless things any mother will need to know. A Complete Guide for Single Moms: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Healthy, Happy Children on Your Own is for every mother who is learning how to raise children on her own. Regardless of how you came to be a single mom whether it was through divorce, the end of a relationship, surrogacy, adoption, unplanned pregnancy, or by the death of a spouse this book will walk you through the information you need to help you
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Ocala : Atlantic Publishing Group
  • Format: 1 online resource (270 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-60138-797-0
  • Subjects: Parenting; Single mothers -- Life skills guides; Single-parent families; Single mothers -- Life skills guides; Single-parent families; Parenting; Sociology & Social History; Social Sciences; Family & Marriage; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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