Advice for Single Parents


Single Parenting: A Mix of Families on the Web

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 12.9 million single-parent families in 2006, including 10.4 million single-mother families and 2.5 million single-father families. Because these numbers are fairly substantial, more and more parenting and family resources on the Web contain a section devoted to single-parent families explaining what life is like as a single parent. This Web guide highlights some of the best.

Advice for Single Parents

Dealing with the responsibilities of child rearing as a single parent essentially doubles what you must accomplish to care for yourself and your family. Daunting as this may seem, millions of adults are happy and successful single parents today. Find help learning to be a great single parent with the Web sites we’ve recommended here.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Statistically speaking, the majority of single-parent families are headed by mothers and the bulk of the information you find will likely address women. Don’t be put off by this fact if you’re a single dad looking for help on the Web. If you’d like to read an account of single parent life from a single dad, “Napkins: Lunch Bag Notes from Dad” might interest you.
  • Single parenting is also known as “solo parenting” and “lone parenting.” If you aren’t finding what you need with “single parenting” as your search term, try either of these alternate terms instead.

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