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Single Parenting Beaumont TX

Being a single parent can be can be tough and overwhelming at times, but there is help. Meeting other single parents is a good way to gain support, get advice and share concerns. Check below for related information, products and services.

Ann Cloys McFarland
(409) 840-9722
Beaumont, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
National Certified Counselor

Butler-Owen Denise
(409) 838-0505
7750 Gladys Ave Ste B
Beaumont, TX
Buckner Children & Family Services
(409) 347-8832
9055 Manion Dr
Beaumont, TX
Bordages J Walter
(409) 861-1181
6870 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, TX
Sexless Marriage Center
(409) 622-2450
2450 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
Bethany Counseling Center
(409) 833-1114
2431 Liberty St
Beaumont, TX
Beaumont Psychological Services
(409) 899-3244
3560 Delaware St Ste 107
Beaumont, TX
Counseling Services
(409) 860-5553
5825 Phelan Blvd Ste 101
Beaumont, TX
Beaumont Mental Health Associates
(409) 861-1166
6870 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, TX
Browne Ernest J Jr
(409) 898-2123
2380 Eastex Fwy
Beaumont, TX

Single Parenting, Facts about Single Parenting

Single Parenting - Four Role Models to Avoid

Nobody ever said single parenting is easy. As parents, we all learn with time. However, too often, the pressure of single parenting can be so overwhelming that it's easy to make mistakes.

Are you one of these single parents? Learn how you can avoid being one:

The Emotional Patient
Most single parents try to be a good friend to their children, which is a good thing. However, a problem arises when single dads or moms see their children as a source of emotional support. Children of single parents need stability and security. A divorce or the death of a parent can be a particularly traumatic experience for them. No matter how mature or old your children are, avoid making them your confidante on issues such as how much money you have or what a lousy day you had. Don't rob them of their time to be children. It is unfair to burden them with issues that are difficult for them to handle. If you need to speak to someone, speak to your friends or a counselor.

The Guilt Tripper
As a single parent, it is easy to feel guilty about many things. Not being around when your children need you, not being able to help them with their homework, and so on. The danger with feeling guilty all the time is that some single parents tend to develop a lower self esteem that they may pass on to the children. Don't be hard on yourself. Learn to take the ups and downs in your stride. And, by all means, don't try to bolster your self-image by fishing for compliments about what kind of parent you are.

The Permissive Parent
Children need as much love and attention as you can give them. However, some single parents make the mistake of being too permissive and never correct their children when it's necessary. Research has shown that the children brought up in overly permissive parenting style may develop behavioral problems because they do not easily accept responsibility.

Be firm and know where to dra...

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