Peace and blessings Being a parent can be challenging dont be afriad to ask for help. A little about help and support for single parents People can give you support in three main ways: practical help to lighten the workload emotional support to help you cope with parenting social support to give you a break Most parents – whether single parents or couples – need all three forms of support, and that’s normal. People who can help single parents Asking for help – and saying yes when it’s offered – can be hard sometimes. You might feel like you should be able to cope on your own. You might also worry that you’re being a nuisance. But many people like to help out, and they’ll be glad if you ask them to do something specific. And if you’re prepared to help them out in return, you don’t need to feel uncomfortable. If you’re finding it hard to think of people who might be able to help, you could try these ideas: Friends: support from friends can sometimes be less complicated and emotional than support from family.Local people: you could try people from your child care centre, kindergarten or school, a local club, religious group or support group. Colleagues at work or people you meet studying or training: they can take your mind off parenting for a while and might also be able to help out sometimes. Counsellors or other professionals: they can offer help and neutral advice without any emotional involvement.
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