At the age of 27, Julie Prescott became a single parent when her second marriage failed. Her children were ages 1, 4 and 6. For 11 years, she coped with low self esteem, poor earning capability, and feeling all alone. Prescott married again at the age of 38 and became a step-parent of two.
The drive to help future single parents started Prescott searching for answers to the problems she knew today’s single parents would face. Interviewing men and women who had already raised their children solo, she found Single Parent Wisdom.
Guide your family with strength, confidence and less stress with our tips to make decisions and solve problems. Recognize decision stoppers that interfere and slow down the process. Learn how to teach your child to solve his own problems. Part of the book series, Single Parent Wisdom: If only I knew then, what I know now.
Everyday you model your values to your child. But how do you feel about honesty, morality, respect, responsibility, trust, sexuality, and other values? "Be a Role Model" helps you define your personal values to teach your child.
With the day to day demands of parenting, it is easy to put our own needs on hold. Then we suffer burn out and mishandle stress. Exhaustion wears us down leaving nothing left to give. “Parents! Take Care of Yourself” offers easy-to-grasp tips to find time for yourself. Your child benefits from a happy parent.
“Listen More, Talk Less” is an easy to read book that can benefit anyone involved in the life of a child. The pages overflow with tips to help improve communication with your child. Advice includes how to read your child’s body language, understand real gender differences, negotiate, and handle conflict before it gets out of hand. How to use family meetings to improve communication.
Every child needs the support of those around him. Tips on how to make your child feel connected no matter what form your family takes. What is “normal” child behavior? Are my expectations realistic? Regular Family Meetings help to distribute chores, establish house rules, plan family fun, and even plan meals. Over 50 men and women share their wisdom of what worked and what didn’t.
The right child care for your child while you are at work is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Check out the concerns and experiences the author has about where you leave your child. Helpful questions to ask the prospective caregiver. Plus information to consider before allowing your child to be a latchkey kid and tips for the occasional babysitter.
Our behavior is chosen by how we interpret the emotion of the situation. “Get in Control!” helps parents keep expectations reasonable, reduce annoying behavior and handle sibling rivalry. Our tips on anger management benefit parents as well as children. Feelings are natural responses to emotion. Let’s take control of our responses to that emotion.
Parenting tips of what works and what does not by real single parents who have already raised their children. Plus, their comments on: "If only I knew then, what I know now." Try one tip at a time, not all 25. Show your child how much you care that you instill discipline to guide him or her through childhood. Written so even the youngest parent can benefit.