Happy Single Mother
Changing The Story of Parenting Solo
by Sarah Thompson
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Pub Date 03 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 01 Apr 2022
Why are single mothers still portrayed as one-dimensional hot messes? Why do holidays still somehow cost the same for single parents as those travelling with partners? Why are we constantly told that children of single parents will be damaged for life?
In this myth-busting manifesto, Sarah Thompson shares her own experience of single motherhood, along with a range of case studies and new research to show you all the reasons why being a single parent is great and should be celebrated.
With contributions from leading child psychologists, Sarah examines the positive impacts that being raised by a single parent can have on a child including resilience, creativity, emotional intelligence, and independence.
She shares practical tips for dealing with the many financial challenges that single mothers face and advice on how to navigate work when you’re parenting solo.
Carving out a new life as a single mother can be tough but Sarah explains why you’re not automatically resigned to a life of misery and how it can be empowering and rewarding in ways you might never have imagined.
For every parent who has ever felt the weight of disappointment and guilt, declared themselves a failure, been ostracised or criticised for their single mother status, who has wondered where they went wrong or why it happened to them, or who has worried about their children’s ‘outcomes’ – this book is for you.