Working as a single parent
When kids are at school, a schedule is really important. Make sure to plan some together time too. Our family has a ‘special night’ each week to look forward to together, and the kids help decide how the time is used.
Turn chores into a game so they are done when the kids are awake, and you can put your feet up when they’re asleep. Failing that – let them watch TV while you’re doing the chores!
Whether you’re already working, about to start a new job or still looking, single parents have a lot to think about: juggling caring for your child, your home and bringing in an income alone.
It would be unusual not to feel a bit stressed and even overwhelmed at times with everything you’ve got to keep on top of. Single parents we work with have given us some tips about what can help.