Dating as a Single Parent

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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

Dealing with the responsibilities of child rearing as a single parent essentially doubles what you ... read more »

Resources for Different Types of Single Parents

Single parent families are created out of a variety of situations. If you’ve got questions ... read more »

Helping Kids Understand Your Family Situation

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Balancing Work and Family

Even with the help of a second parent, balancing your personal, financial, family and work life has ... read more »

Dating as a Single Parent

Dating as a single parent might be the farthest thought from your mind or it might be an aspect of life that you’d like to start exploring again. If you’re not sure whether you or your children are ready to cope with the challenges and changes dating may bring, the Web sites we’ve selected may help answer that question.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Professional advice about when to tell your children you plan to start dating again will vary between waiting awhile and telling them right away. Ultimately, you know your children best. If they’re still sensitive about their other parent’s absence, it might be best to wait. If they’re comfortable with your family arrangement, telling them sooner might work well.
  • Online dating is often viewed as a convenient way to meet people when spare time is limited, or as a way to screen out the duds. When using any online dating site, remember that your safety is paramount and that you should never give out too many details about yourself online. Our findingDulcinea Online Dating Web Guide can provide you with additional resources about the best sites for online dating, how to stay safe while meeting people online, and even online matchmaking and dating services.

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Single-Parent Support

The Web is filled with message boards and blogs written by people who want to share their ... read more »

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