Successful Single Parenting
Today, it’s common to talk about single-parent family problems and their disadvantages to children. This can lead some single parents to think there is little they can do to have a successful family. That’s not so.
Not all children growing up in single-parent families experience negative consequences, just as not all overweight people have heart attacks. More importantly, focusing on the weaknesses and problems doesn’t help single parents and their children become strong.
Adaptations in family life become necessary when disability, death, or other circumstances (such as divorce) make such adaptations necessary. While it isn’t easy, single parent families can adapt and be strong families.
The Successful Single Parenting episode was designed to convey this optimism.