Helping Kids Understand Your Family Situation

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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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Helping Kids Understand Your Family Situation

Perhaps one of the most difficult challenges of single parenting is helping a child understand your family’s individual circumstances. Whether it’s explaining a parent’s absence or supporting a child as he works to understand a divorce, you can find age-appropriate resources on the Web that can give you some ideas about helping your child understand his family arrangement.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • As you research the Web for helpful hints about how to talk to your child about your single-parent family, the Web sites you find will generally advocate nothing but maintaining total honesty in your family. Your task will be ensuring that what you share with your children is appropriate to their comprehension at the time.

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