Moms Parents Radio Shows — 09 May 2014
Single Parent Moms & Daughters

A look the unique needs of single parent moms & their daughters.

Single Parent Moms

After all as a single aren’t, most of the responsibilities of raising kids can’t be shared. But for moms who are raising daughters on their own, there are even more issues and special concerns that need to be addressed. Phyllis Cohen, author of You Have to Say I’m Pretty, You’re My Mother explains. “A single mother needs to be aware that there are two vulnerable areas – either that your daughter remains too attached to you and you’re too attached to her and she doesn’t separate so easily.  The second vulnerable area is that you may think she’s more grown up than she actually is because she may behave precociously and she may seem like she’s very independent and ready to be on her own faster perhaps because you as a single parent need her to be more independent more quickly.  Those are two vulnerable areas.”

Single Parent MomsThe Parent Report’s guest expert is Alyson Shafer, author of Honey I Wrecked the Kids.
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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