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Study blames parental stress for childhood obesity

Study blames parental stress for childhood obesity | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
Researchers found that parents who experience stress such as poor health, financial strain, and leading a single-parent household were more likely to have children who struggle with childhood obesity.

 

Specifically, single-parent households had the strongest relationship with fast food consumption, while parents who reported financial stress were more likely to have children who were not being physically active.

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Shocking ordeal of loving father wrongly accused of sexual abuse ...

Shocking ordeal of loving father wrongly accused of sexual abuse ... | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it

At first it seemed a miracle to the parents of a 14-year-old autistic child in Michigan whose search for a means of communication for their daughter appeared finally answered.

Despite Julian and Tali Wendrow’s daughter said to have never developed mentally past the age of two, facing difficulty matching pictures without help and rarely speaking a word, with the help of an aid holding her hands above a keyboard, Aislinn was typing...

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Statistics tell us child predators are most likley someone we know and trust. How ever, mistakes can be made when a child is coached by well meaning people who have no idea what they are doing. this is an unfotuante story.

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The Art of Listening to Teenagers - Single Dad Brad - BLOG

The Art of Listening to Teenagers - Single Dad Brad - BLOG | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
First let me say that I have always thought I was a good listener. But then I asked my kids and they said "No way Dad...you're a lousy listener!" What??? So I asked my Mom and she confirmed the fact that I am a lousy listener.
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Divorce Help – Increasing Children After Separation And Divorce | Relationships

With every separation or divorce which involves children, it’s usually the situation that one parent becomes the most crucial care giver and the other one gets journey hook of obligation. Or in many other cases one mum or dad is solely responsible for completely of the parental assignments. Although this looks hardly unfair, the bottom line is that it’s exactly about what’s best for any children.

Chances are if you’re reading this article then you are most likely the primary care giver. Being the primary parent in a separation has countless rewards and Everybody wouldn’t trade my own position for anything in the world. However, these rewards don’t come without a cost.

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ARTICLES AREA » On Unmarried Parenting: Few Truths Of Single ...

World way of life has modified significantly over the past twenty-five years. It has affected different aspects of our way of life – from the general frame of mind, education, budget, child and healthcare, even the way in which we take care of our families. This fast moving amendment has shaped the way in which we are living our lives, including parenting.

Unmarried parenting is outlined as a discern (whether or not the wife, or the husband) doing the position of maintaining the nuclear family, on account of death, divorce, separation, or personal choice.

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Cherry Jones: Important questions to consider in single parent ...

Cherry Jones: Important questions to consider in single parent ... | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
As a single parent to be, adopting a child, have you considered how family opinion and support or withdrawal of support may matter to the process of adoption? Who in your family of origin will be supportive of you adopting ...
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Do you judge me? – The Life of a Single Mom

Do you judge me? – The Life of a Single Mom | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
Apparently she was a single mom who did not have custody of her child. To the mom and really, to many of us, this appeared to be ... How many times have you thought this when you've seen or heard the single parenting stats?
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Reese Witherspoon: I was so anxious about being a single parent - Metro

Reese Witherspoon: I was so anxious about being a single parent - Metro | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
 Witherspoon was terrified at the thought of being a single parent forever after splitting from Ryan Phillippe four years ago, she has revealed.

 

‘I was hard on myself when I got divorced. Until I got remarried, I don’t think I realised how stressed I’d been,’ she said.
After marrying hubby No.2, Jim Toth in March, the Legally Blonde star said she could finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Reese Witherspoon on the cover of Marie Claire (Picture: Marie Claire)
‘I don’t think I recognised how anxious I was about being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It’s not easy on anybody – it’s really traumatic,’ the 35-year-old said of her divorce.

 

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The Responsibility Of a single Parent | Guest Articles

Is it possible for a single parent to be enough for complete child growth? There is no one to contradict you. This can slow down his development. It's best you know all the factors that influence his growth.
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Replicating your childhood for your children

Replicating your childhood for your children | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
When I was a child (don’t panic, I’m not about to get all nostalgic and go Joanna Lumley on you) I used to spend large parts of the school summer holidays on the coast.
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I need your help. | SDL

I need your help. | SDL | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
I need your help. Damn, those words are hard for me to say. Probably among the hardest of any. But, the truth is, I do need some help.
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Finance Tip: Don't Let Emotions Cost You Money - Single Dad House

Finance Tip: Don't Let Emotions Cost You Money - Single Dad House | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
Letting your emotions dictate your financial decisions can cost you. Most financial problems stem from poor choices when we act out of greed, fear or denial.
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Is It Better To Have Parents Who Are Nothing Like You? - Jezebel

Is It Better To Have Parents Who Are Nothing Like You? - Jezebel | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it

For one, dads' participation wasn't required, and many of the moms were single parents.

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In Praise of Single Mothers

In Praise of Single Mothers | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it

"The way we saw it, the women we grew up with were accidental role models. Some, like my mother, found themselves trapped in marriages collapsing under the indignities of abuse and disrespect and decided their children deserved better. Others simply watched their husbands walk out when they decided they'd had enough and that fatherhood was too much responsibility. In either case, the moms put back together the shards of our little lives. They did not complain or wallow. They simply offered us their quiet example of doing anything necessary for those you love, of facing adversity with grace, of finding humor and community even while swimming in challenge. And of continuing the fight even when everything felt hard."

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Single Mom Wins $7 Million Lottery & Keeps It a Secret - The Stir

Single Mom Wins $7 Million Lottery & Keeps It a Secret - The Stir | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it

Kathleen Crewe, 57, is your average single mom in just about every way. She lives in the town of Millbury, Massachusetts. She's worked as a controller for Goretti's supermarket for the past 17 years. Oh, and she just won $7 million on New Year's Day in the Massachusetts lottery.

The thing that separates Kathleen from the rest? The fact that she didn't tell anyone -- including her two college-age children -- until this past Tuesday...

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Fewer families led by two-parent households - The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Fewer families led by two-parent households - The Flint Journal - MLive.com | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it

Perfect families — working dad, stay-at-home mom, cute kids — were a staple of 1950s-era television shows such as “Leave It to Beaver” and “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”
But by the end of the 20th century, reality TV such as “Jersey Shore” showcased cast members named “Snooki” and “The Situation” who appear to have shed all family ties.
How did America get from Ozzie to Snooki?

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Single Parents: Finding Support « Single Parent Source

Single Parents: Finding Support « Single Parent Source | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
Ask a room full of single moms if they've ever felt the same way as you do right now and all the hands in the room will shoot up. I have a few ideas for you. Keep an “angry” journal. Get those emotions out of your body and on to ...
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Santa Claus Fund spares holiday heartbreak for single mom - Toronto Star

Santa Claus Fund spares holiday heartbreak for single mom - Toronto Star | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
 Eventually, the Adelaide St. W. charity helped show the single mother of two a way to complete her high school education and even get a job.
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It is Difficult to be a Single Parent, Remember Kids Grow Up | Boot Camp For Children

It is Difficult to be a Single Parent, Remember Kids Grow Up | Boot Camp For Children | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
Many families are split left with one parent. Raising children alone can be very difficult, it is good to remember kids will grow up, so don't give up.

 

They will grow up quickly and one day become a support for their parents. In the heat of the moment this may be hard to realize, but in just about every situation children belong with their mom and or their dad. Of course there are always exceptions to every situation, but as a general rule a family in tact is the strongest and most basic unit of society.

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Single Parents Are Brilliant » Blog Archive » Email 24

"Like many people in today's Britain I was raised by two single parents, my Dad during the week and my Mum at the weekends, and they both did a fantastic job for me and my brother always putting our needs before their own....." ...
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ABA: PAS Found in 60% of Custody Cases « Fathers & Families

ABA: PAS Found in 60% of Custody Cases « Fathers & Families | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
His recruitment of his daughter was his attempt to secure another person as his ally and security blanket against the possibility of divorce which of course his alienating behavior helped to bring about.
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Daughters Bring Different Challenges for Dads ... - Single Dad House

Daughters Bring Different Challenges for Dads ... - Single Dad House | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
Daughters present a different set of challenges for fathers, especially single dads. I found a helpful book that provides a roadmap for the task.
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13 yr old daughter doesnt want to go with her father

13 yr old daughter doesnt want to go with her father | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it

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Question: I have a 13 year old daughter that doesn't want to see her father anymore. He has been in and out of her life since she was born. He saw our daughter for the first time when she was four and stopped seeing her when she was five because he chose not to pay child support...

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Give Freely and Cheerfully by Jennifer Maggio | Single Parents ...

Give Freely and Cheerfully by Jennifer Maggio | Single Parents ... | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
Author/Speaker, Jennifer Maggio, is considered the nation's leading authority on single parent issues. She is the critically-acclaimed author of two books and has appeared on more than 100 radio and television shows.
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Can Divorce Be For The Sake Of The Children?

Can Divorce Be For The Sake Of The Children? | Solo-Parenting | Scoop.it
Ever hear of the saying, "Let's stay together for the sake of the children?" Couples who are in bad marriages will say that over and over again.

 

"Do you realize, though, how children learn to love? They learn how to love a partner by watching their parents interact with each other. That is how children learn how to love. That is how children learn to communicate in relationships when they get older."

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