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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.

Aware
(907) 586-6623
1547 Old Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Wells Karen Ma/Lpc Counselor
(907) 586-8912
9851 Nine Mile Creek Rd J
Juneau, AK
 
Catholic Community Service
(907) 463-6100
419 6th St
Juneau, AK
 
Clement Gary Lpc
(907) 790-9611
9000 Glacier Hwy Ste 204
Juneau, AK
 
Hurley Teresa Lcsw
(907) 790-1000
9000 Glacier Hwy Ste 304
Juneau, AK
 
Hayes Virginia
(907) 586-2354
301 3rd St
Juneau, AK
 
Integral Practice Llc
(907) 790-4357
3100 Channel Dr Ste 24
Juneau, AK
 
Kevin Wickenburg, Ncmt
(907) 209-4544
114 S Franklin St Ste 103
Juneau, AK
 
Community Christian Counseling Center
(907) 789-9055
11024 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK
 
Hood Dixie Ma Counselor
(907) 586-2200
222 Seward St Ste 210
Juneau, AK
 

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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