Category single mom raising kids
Personalities for Harmony in Your Home You may not have grown up in a home with harmony. It takes effort. We are finishing this course with goals. SMART goals. To set SMART goals they must be S-specific, M-measureable, A-achieveable, R-relevant, and T-time bound. Don’t say I will make an effort to make things better. That […]
Once in a while I notice parents who have their priorities in order and their children are examples of what we all ought to be doing. Parenting doesn’t provide instant results. Though we must wait many long years before the final outcome, the wait is worth the effort.
Single & Parenting Kit This kit is wonderful for using with a group of single parents. I used it with single moms on three different occasions. Every time the mothers gained a greater understanding and tools for parenting as a single parent. I hope you will find your own group to share it with. I […]
There’s no magic armor to carry through the jungle, but we can arm our children with truth.
Parenting Adult Children When I hear mothers I coach talk about how their grown children are taking advantage of them it breaks my heart and it troubles me. Grown children are past the stage of a time out. You can’t ground them or take away their television privileges. They are making their own decisions and […]
Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Amazon Review: Even though I am not a single mom at this time, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths and weaknesses, my relationships and my power to change for the better. Gail Showalter shares her own experiences, struggles and successes that […]
Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE […]
Single Moms . . . Today’s Heroes! Guest post by Dennis Franck, “How am I supposed to raise my two boys alone?” Susan asked the pastor. “I don’t know how—I was never a little boy.” Comments like these are not rare anymore. Single moms represent 12.2 million households today,[i] and 24 million children (nearly 4 […]
Are You Overcompensating & Raising a Narcissist? Article by Gail Showalter in Single Matters online magazine Mothers love their children above all else. They can, however, confuse love with an adoration that borders on worship. Some parents get carried away and put their kids on a pedestal. Read more. . .