Five Common Dating Mistakes Divorced Moms Make

Five Common Dating Mistakes Divorced Moms Make

Dating Tips for Parents
Being a mom is challenging. Throwing "single" into the mix only increases the challenge. After a divorce, most womeon been focus on making the adjustiments needed to the "parenting" half of the title. But they don't spent enough time addressing the "single woman" component of life after divorce. The thought of re-entering the dating scene  is scary and intimidating as can be. Here are five of the most common dating mistakes made by single moms, and the best ways to avoid them. Starting to date too quickly. Rules about when to resume dating after a divorce aren't set in stone. The circumstances surrounding divorces and even the state of  marriages before the divorces both play roles in whether women are emotionally ready to start dating again or not. Newly separated…
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Are Parents Expecting Too Much from Daycares and Preschools?

Are Parents Expecting Too Much from Daycares and Preschools?

Parenting
It's a common complaint that daycares are failing to adequately prepare kids for kindergarten. Children are apparently arriving at school for the first time without the ability to hold pencils, unable to recognize letters and numbers, and unable to use the bathroom by themselves. In some schools, as many as 80 percent of kids are considered “unprepared.” I was fortunate to attend a Montessori preschool. I was taught numbers and letters before I started kindergarten. But when I got to kindergarten, I was in the minority. Most kids there hadn't ever attended an institution before, so they learned the alphabet in kindergarten, at the age of 5. I'll grant that my Montessori school was exceptional, as there were only 30 kids in the whole institution, so we all got a…
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Nine Things You Shouldn’t Say to Single Mothers

Nine Things You Shouldn’t Say to Single Mothers

Dating Tips for Parents
I've been a single mom for a while now. Since the beginning it  seems that I get to hear the same questions and comments lines over and over again. Here is a list of nine of them that single parents don't find helpful, and really don't need to hear again. "I couldn’t do it." or "How do you do it?" Okay, so…if you were alone, and you had a baby to care for, what would you do? Sell the baby? Give up? I do it because I don't have a choice. I have to do it. I have to cope. Everyone has to get on with whatever life throws at them. "Where’s the father?" Um, obviously, not here! "I’m almost a single mother." No, you're not. Maybe your partner works…
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Dating Tips for Single Mothers

Dating Tips for Single Mothers

Dating Tips for Parents
It's inevitable. If you're a single mom, you're probably going to start dating again. But this time around, you can go about it armed with advice from other singles who are also parents and have successfully dated. Parenting is difficult enough. Toss in parenting a child by yourself and, well, harnessing a hurricane might be easier. Single parenting is mind-blowingly hard. It's a real challenge. Now there’s dating in the mix? Please, no. But after perusing these dating strategies from single moms, one single mom-to-be, and a professional therapist, you may discover that it may not be so hard after all. These strategies have helped them get back out there on the dating scene. Maybe they'll help you, too! I was surprised to hear this advice from Karen, a 39-year-old…
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