An informative, supportive and practical handbook for any parent facing the challenges of bringing up children without a partner.
Is this the right book for me?
Be a Great Single Parent: Teach Yourself offers a step-by-step, sensible and jargon-free guide to all the things that most concern you, from what being a single parent means to you and your child emotionally, how to cope with the practical realities day-to-day, and how to socialise with parents like yourself and benefit from the many support networks available. There will be plenty of expert emotional support and useful advice for fathers, mothers and other family members whatever their domestic situation, and relevant do's, don'ts and further resources throughout!
Be a Great Single Parent includes:
Chapter 1: In the beginning
Chapter 2: Getting over feelings of guilt and failure
Chapter 3: Helping your children cope
Chapter 4: Going it alone
Chapter 5: Parenting tips
Chapter 6: Home alone
Chapter 7: Childcare
Chapter 8: Money matters
Chapter 9: Widening your horizons
Chapter 10: New partners - dating and mating
Teach Yourself methods:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of navigating the role of single parent.
Things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Suzie Hayman is well known for her work as a Relate-trained counsellor and agony aunt on television and in a variety of different papers and magazines. She is the author of over 24 books and gives advice to hundreds of people through her website www.agony-aunt.com.