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Introducing Your Kids to His Kids


by Chris Grannis


Introducing your new partner to your children has taken time, effort, and sensitivity. So too does introducing the kids to each other. This introduction and 'getting to know you' stage can be vital in determining future relationships in your blended family. But the most important thing to remember is to relax and have fun. There i ... Continue reading Introducing Your Kids to His Kids

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From Single Mom to Brady Bunch: Introducing the Kids to Your New Love Interest


This is the first in our series of articles about dating and mating for single moms. You can also join the single moms discussion in our MomTalk.com forums.



By Chris Grannis


Being a single parent can sometimes be lonely and it's a healthy sign when you feel re ... Continue reading From Single Mom to Brady Bunch: Introducing the Kids to Your New Love Interest

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Making a New Start as a Single Parent


By Diane C. Shearer, LMFT, CFLE


Being a single parent is tough work no matter what the circumstances, but suddenly finding yourself in the role of a single mom or dad after many years of being married is often a tremendous lifestyle shock and takes some getting used to. While married, we have a backup person in case something goes wrong in our tight s ... Continue reading Making a New Start as a Single Parent

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Single Parenting for the Holidays

Do more than just survive the holidays



by Katriena Knights


It's the ultimate family time--the holidays bring everyone together for meals, gift giving, catching up with relatives, showing off the kids--but your family isn't quite what it used to be. You're a single mom now, and all the usual family holiday traditions don't fit q ... Continue reading Single Parenting for the Holidays

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Refuse to Play the Games


By Diane C. Shearer, M.A., LMFT



Most single parents work very hard to physically provide for their kids, keep them emotionally stable, and help them to feel as normal as possible in a world that can be so complicated. It can sometimes feel futile, however, when the other parent seems to be sabotaging that good work. Parents who fail to pay child s ... Continue reading Refuse to Play the Games

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Survival Network: A proactive approach to stress



By Diane C. Shearer, LMFT, CFLE


Since the single parent lifestyle often involves a great deal of stress, it's absolutely imperative that single parents surround themselves with caring people who are interested in their success. This also means weeding out the negative relationships life which won't produce anything but a bad attitude and des ... Continue reading Survival Network: A proactive approach to stress

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Risk Prevention for Single Parent Families

By Diane C. Shearer, M.A., CFLE


For years now, we have been hearing about the social statistics that tell us kids of divorce, or those who live in single parent homes, are prone to risky behaviors and circumstances, such as teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol use, or juvenile delinquency. Although the statistics are sobering and presumably accurate, the cause and effect is ... Continue reading Risk Prevention for Single Parent Families

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Am I Doing Okay?: Five Concepts That Define Single Parent Success

By Diane C. Shearer, M.A.


I regularly teach courses to single and divorcing parents, and I estimate that the most frequently asked question is "How can I be sure I'm doing everything I need to do for my kids?" There seems to be quite a bit of anxiety about whether or not parenting alone is good enough. My pat answer is usually this: trust your instincts and trust your l ... Continue reading Am I Doing Okay?: Five Concepts That Define Single Parent Success

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Parenting Time is Not Your Time

Diane C. Shearer, M.A.


Contrary to the popular belief of many divorced parents, assigned time with their children belongs to the children, not the parents. Oftentimes, parents get upset, for instance, because the other parent has signed up their child for soccer or ballet lessons that take place on their weekend. Then they complain that it's unfair that their c ... Continue reading Parenting Time is Not Your Time

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