Bringing up children on your own has ups and downs. It’s a lot of responsibility but it doesn’t mean that you have to be two parents rolled into one. This section covers some of the main things that single parents ask us about their children. It’s all about getting on with each other, supporting them as best you can and not being too hard on yourself, or them, if you don’t get it right.
It can be tough if your children’s other parent does things differently. If that’s a cause of stress or danger to you and your children, it’s important to get help. There’s more about this in the ‘My relationships’ pages.
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You’ll find lots of useful information about health and wellbeing here. If you need advice on issues such as welfare benefits, separation or child maintenance contact our Lone Parent Helpline or chat to us online.
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