Being a single father is a difficult job, but one with innumerable rewards. Whether you are a divorcee or a widow, being the prime caregiver for your children is a big responsibility that will likely become the focus of your life. Even those single fathers who work and have childcare help understand that raising their children is their life’s work.
Finding a Female Role Model. Many men attempt to do it all when it comes to raising their children alone, and learn how to be both a provided and a nurturer. However, children will benefit greatly from having a dependable and caring woman in their lives. Perhaps you are fortunate enough to have a wonderful caregiver or babysitter who plays this role, or a close friend. Often, a grandmother is the strong female that children need.
Ask for Help. No one expects a single parent, make or female, to be able to handle everything on their own. Don’t be to proud to ask friends and family for help, whether that is advice on how to cook nutritious meals, help learning how to french braid you daughter’s hair, or just a few hours of babysitting so you can have a few hours to yourself to relax and unwind.
Dating. As a single father, dating can be difficult. Make sure you are upfront about your situation, and be sure only to introduce women to your children when you are in a relatively serious relationship.