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If your child has other caregivers, talk to them about how you expect your child to be disciplined.

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Maintain a daily routine: A consistent routine will help your child feel more secure and help you feel more organized.

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Do not believe you are flawed or negatively different if you do not have a partner.

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Cut off ties with your ex. When you two broke up, it likely happened for a reason.

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Weed out the negatives. Hiding yourself from the world would not fix or change anything.

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SINGLE: Set up a support system: All single parents need help whether it is someone to watch the kids while you run out to do errands.

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You are not alone when you are single; you still have family and good friends.

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Have fun with your child and spend quality time together. Make a trip to the science centre, take a walk in the park or go watch a movie.

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Make plans for the evening. Take a weekly creative art class, make a dinner plan, attend a community event or go to yoga.

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You are complete and whole as you are in a relationship or single, the choice is yours whether you see this or not.

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Try to Remain Calm in Challenging Circumstances: Speak with friends or family members on a regular basis.

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Do not Criticize Your Ex. If you are a single dad due to divorce, do not criticize your ex. Children are vulnerable and naive.

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Open yourself to the world. Enjoy the little things. You only have a few hours of today before it turns into yesterday.

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Visitation Rights and Schedule: Focus on how you can become the best parent possible.

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Do not build a checklist and shut the door to everyone other than the ones that fit your idea of a perfect man.

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Look your best, dress your best, and feel your best. You never know when you may bump into your dream guy.

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Reach Out To Other Single Parents If you are feeling alone and overwhelmed, chances are there are other people in your community feeling the same way.

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Being single gives you time to be by yourself, with yourself. If you do not let go of the past, you will never appreciate the present.

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Weed out the negatives. Love yourself, and every time you find a perceived flaw in yourself, improve yourself.

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Answer questions honestly: Inevitably, questions will come up about the changes in your family, or about the absence of one parent.