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5 Reasons why Community is a helpful tool for single parents:
- Social Support and Connections
Social interactions is needed for any individual to have a positive and healthy life. The busy coming and goings of a single parent balancing life and family often makes building connections difficult.
Single parents sometimes feel that have to do everything on their own or that have to have "handled their business" for so long they forgot how to ask for help. Everyone needs a hand with childcare, transportation, food, clothing or just a break form the kids.
We all need someone we trust to talk to and guide us through life situations. We can find mentor in a coworker, family member, organization member etc. Mentors can be that peace of sanity and guidance when you are facing a trying time by providing feedback, ideas and advice.
Think on this, how do you feel after having positive conversion with someone. Socializing allows us to draw energy from people. Spending time talking, laughing or watching a movie helps you to feel refreshed.
Sharing Your experiences with other parents help you to that you are doing just as good as any other parent. Confidence allows you to acknowledge he great job you're doing.