Hello and Happy New Year!
No doubt, some of you have been a single parent or were raised by a single parent. I was raised by a single mom and have great respect for those who work hard to do a two-person job on their own.
I recently read an article detailing “10 Ways to Reduce Single-Parent Stress,” including:
1. Get a handle on finances
2. Set up a support system
3. Maintain a daily routine
4. Be consistent with discipline
5. Answer questions honestly
6. Treat kids like kids
7. Abolish “guilt” from your vocabulary
8. Take time for your children
9. Take time for yourself
10. Stay positive
Good points, and an interesting read. The link to the full article is below. BUT – there’s one item missing and it belongs right at the top of the list:
PLACE YOUR TRUST AND FIND YOUR HOPE IN CHRIST
It really belongs at the top of every list, right?
Perhaps you want to check out the article…but first, would you take a moment to paint a picture with your mind’s eye? This is an example of a small moment with big potential we think you’ll enjoy (written by a coach at our Family Resource Center):