Resources for Different Types of Single Parents

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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

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Resources for Different Types of Single Parents

Single parent families are created out of a variety of situations. If you’ve got questions about how to function as a single parent in your particular circumstances, the Web sites in this section can serve as a good starting point to look for advice.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Parenting advice doesn’t have to come from a resource with a strict parenting focus. For example, if you’re divorced, an in-person or online divorce support group or message board may have useful information about parenting under those particular circumstances.
  • For additional help explaining your family’s individual circumstances to your children—whether you’re dealing with divorce or the death of a parent—see the next section of this guide: “Helping Kids Understand Your Family Situation”
  • Our findingDulcinea Divorce Web Guide directs you to some helpful resources that can answer your questions about the legal aspects of divorce, as well as cope with the emotions you may be experiencing.

Dulcinea's Picks

If you’re a separated or divorced single parent …
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Dating as a Single Parent

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Single-Parent Support

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