Single-Parent Support

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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

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Helping Kids Understand Your Family Situation

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Balancing Work and Family

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Dating as a Single Parent

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Single-Parent Support

The Web is filled with message boards and blogs written by people who want to share their experiences with others. Plenty of these forums deal with single-parent issues. There are even support networks for your children online. This section highlights some of the best single-parent support sites on the Web.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Although the vast majority of people you’ll find on message boards and forums have good intentions, there are those who seek to take advantage of people in vulnerable positions. Remember that safety is paramount, and be very cautious about the personal data you divulge, if any.
  • One way to protect your identity online is to use a nickname when you participate in message boards, and to change your nickname if you participate in more than one board.
  • Although you’ll likely find a sympathetic ear on the Web, the bulk of the advice you find on blogs and forums probably won’t come from professionals. Our findingDulcinea Counseling and Therapy Web Guide connects you to professional emotional support that can help difficult family situations.
  • If you prefer face-to-face support groups rather than online forums, see the sites below to find a group in your area. Also consider speaking to the clergy at your local house of worship for counseling help or for referrals to other appropriate support groups.

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