ERIC Number: ED336903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
The Single Parent.
Special Parent/Special Child, v7 n3 May-Jun 1991
This theme issue addresses special concerns of single parents of children with disabilities. Parents are encouraged to give themselves time to heal, to feel their feelings, and to find a support group. Developing a positive attitude is also encouraged through pointing out some advantages to the single parent role and suggestions on becoming a positive role model and discovering oneself. Guidelines for developing a support system including the ex-spouse, other relatives, other special parents, other singles, and housemates are offered. Guidelines specifically for the working single parent address choosing child care and finding the right kind of work (including creative options such as flexible working hours, job sharing, and part-time work). Then, practical do's and don'ts are offered such as: "do find time for yourself"; "don't hide or isolate yourself"; "do keep your home life stable"; and "don't neglect your health." Finally, a psychologist, George Popper, briefly discusses divorce and the parents of a special child. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Coping, Day Care, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment, Employed Parents, Employed Women, One Parent Family, Parent Attitudes, Social Support Groups
Lindell Press, Inc., P.O. Box 462, South Salem, NY 10590 ($20.00 per year, $3.75 per issue).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A