Expert Advice for the Single Mom - FamilyEducation

Expert Advice for the Single Mom

Read these tips for single moms from parenting experts.

Single moms, you're not alone! Hear what our experts have to say and then ask him some questions of your own.

Q: "My mom and I are fighting. I know I should try to see the situation from her point of view (a single mom with two kids) but I feel like she's not trying to see the situation from my point of view. What should I do?"

A: "You seem to have a very good understanding of what's going on emotionally in both your life and your mom's."


Q: "I'm going through a divorce and am interested in dating. Should I?"

A: "I have seen mostly negative effects on kids I have counseled when either parent dates during the process of divorcing."


Q: "My ex-husband is trying to control my daughter and me. How should we cope?"

A: "Always let your daughter know she can come to you if there's anything her father does that makes her feel uncomfortable."


Q: "My 12-year-old son is going through puberty. As a single mom, how can I help him through it?"

A: "Believe it or not, most boys in this country receive their information about sex and sexuality from their mothers."