ERIC Number: ED251236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Single Parent Families.
This booklet attempts to reassure single parents that they can raise healthy, happy children and provides some suggestions for parents' specific questions and concerns. The first section discusses the emotional stages children pass through when they lose a parent, ways to explain to children the loss of a parent, and ways to handle children's questions and feelings when they do not remember the absent parent. The second section deals with problems of daily living (child care, home chores, and budget management) and the special concerns of single mothers and fathers. The third section gives suggestions for handling problems within the nuclear family, such as disciplining children and adolescents, listening effectively to children, showing children affection, providing sleeping arrangements and privacy, and deciding whether the child has serious emotional problems. The fourth section gives suggestions for managing relationships with relatives, friends, dates, and community agencies. Particular types of single parents (unmarried mothers and fathers; divorced parents; widowed parents; single adoptive parents; and parents who have been separated from their spouses because of a job, illness, etc.) are given suggestions in the fifth section. The final two sections list community agencies and books that may be useful to single parents and their children. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Budgeting, Child Rearing, Children, Community Organizations, Daily Living Skills, Dating (Social), Death, Discipline, Divorce, Emotional Problems, Family Life, Fathers, Grief, Mothers, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, Privacy, Unwed Mothers, Widowed
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-091-00229-1, $4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
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