Take Control Today!
Research has shown that parents & children from single-parent families are twice as likely to suffer from mental health problems, emotional problems and drug addictions. Children from broken homes are almost five times more likely to develop emotional problems than those with two parents. Childhood depression can sometimes lead to social withdrawal, poor school performance, thoughts of suicide and chronic illnesses like headaches and stomach aches.
There are many things you can do to help yourself and your children feel better during these difficult times.
- Dance (You put on your favorite music & in your home)
- Park far away from the store door or office
- Take a walk with a friend
- Go to the park with your children
- Get an exercise video or do chair exercise
2. Keep in Touch with Friends & loved ones
- Have a cup of tea or coffee with someone
- Go to church
- Call a friend & talk
- Visit family, friends or call them over to visit
- Take a warm bath
- Sit outside & listen to the birds
- Take some deep breaths
- Go to a quiet place like the library & read
4. Make Time for Fun
- Listen to music
- Have a picnic
- Visit the library
- Do a hobby
- Go to the beach when the weather is good
- Watch a video or go to the movies
We all know that children don't come with instruction manuals which makes parenting overwhelming at times. Being a single-parent is a challenge, but everyday I have to remind myself that I am raising my son to be the type of man I would want to marry.
"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." - Mother Teresa