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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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Never underestimate the freedom of being single. Enjoy yourself always and be patient.

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

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Remind yourself that you cannot control how others act. The only thing you can control is your own actions and responses.

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Indulging in such activities will strengthen your bond and take your Childs mind off the fact that the mother is not in the picture.

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Even if you are single, you still have so much to appreciate. Being single is not the end of the world.

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Do not criticize the gender of the other parent as well. Since the child lives with you, do not criticize his or her mother in general.

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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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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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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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Something better will come your way if you are open to it. You will know happiness in the future and in the present, if you are open to it.

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

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Expect a few pitfalls. Life is not always perfect, and most of us have to kiss a few frogs before meeting the perfect lover.

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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.

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

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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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Look for the right guy, but do not put your life on hold while trying to find him.