Parenting on Your Own

Paperback | November 9, 1997

byLynda Hunter

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What you hoped for in life was a smooth road with enough turns to make it interesting. As a single parent, what you got was a rocky path marked by money issues, a barren social life, and more to do in one day than most people accomplish in three. Dr. Lynda Hunter knows how hard it can be. Her own experience as a single parent has taught her firsthand about the concerns you face daily. It's also taught her how to handle those concerns effectively. Now, in Parenting On Your Own, Dr. Hunter combines her personal insights with those of hundreds of single parents across the country to offer this first-of-its-kind, definitive handbook for single parents. Here at last are the real-life answers you've longed for to the real-life questions you've been asking about - coping with isolation, loneliness, and other emotions - being a full-time parent and making a living and having a social life - filling in the gaps left by the missing parent - dealing with financial crunches . . . and much more. You won't find a more thorough, practical, and well-researched guide to single parenting anywhere. This timely resource not only supplies help for your greatest struggles, but new hope and encouragement a single parent's best allies.

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In Parenting on Your Own, Dr. Lynda Hunter combines her personal insights and experiences with those of hundreds of single parents across the country to offer this first-of-its-kind, definitive handbook for single parents.

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What you hoped for in life was a smooth road with enough turns to make it interesting. As a single parent, what you got was a rocky path marked by money issues, a barren social life, and more to do in one day than most people accomplish in three. Dr. Lynda Hunter knows how hard it can be. Her own experience as a single parent has taug...

Dr. Lynda Hunter is editor of Focus on the Family's Single-Parent Family magazine and a syndicated columnist. She holds a doctorate in curriculum and corporate training. She has addressed single-parenting issues in writing and through speaking for the past decade. A single mom for twelve years, Hunter is the mother of two daughters ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 9, 1997

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ISBN - 10:0310213096

ISBN - 13:9780310213093

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A Road Map for Single ParentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1: What Route Brings You Here?Marital Status1. The Divorced2. The Never-Married3. The Widowed2: What Legalities Are Involved?Issues4. Custody5. Visitation6. Child Support7. The Ex3: How Do You Feel?Emotions8. Grief9. Fear10. Anger11. Guilt12. Forgiveness13. Sadness or Joy?4: Who's Riding Along?The Children14. Infants to Preschoolers15. Elementary Schoolers16. Adolescents17. Older Teens18. Boy or Girl?5: What Roadblocks Do You Face?Parenting Needs19. Discipline20. Self-Esteem21. Preparing the Kids6: What Are You Learning?Skills22. Setting Goals23. Finding Balance24. Dealing with Conflict25. Combating Stress26. Coping with Change27. Enhancing Communication28. Finding Time29. Managing Money30. Developing Safe Relationships31. Getting RemarriedToday's Journey: Vaya Con DioNotesResourceIndex

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In Parenting on Your Own, Dr. Lynda Hunter combines her personal insights and experiences with those of hundreds of single parents across the country to offer this first-of-its-kind, definitive handbook for single parents.