When you are a single parent, every parenting decision (and every argument, every teacher meeting, every volunteer role, every carpool, every fundraising event) falls to you. And the stakes are even higher. Single mothers–already distressed by excessive responsibilities and fiscal worries–are often the sole or primary caregiver for children who are at increased risk for self-harm, risky behavior, and victimization.
Every parent can benefit from having other parents to help them think through decisions, find new strategies, or explore alternative options. Your local community almost certainly has one or several single-parent support groups (check with your local community center, public schools, or faith community). There are also groups that meet online and virtually.