Quite honestly, how many married parents can count on the opportunity for a "mini-vacation" every two weeks?
Of course, it doesn't always turn out to be a relaxing time, but having the house child-free allows the single parent uninterrupted time to compete chores or projects that have gone undone or unfinished in the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Now, I worry that a never-married woman has an entirely different kind of baggage – and it may be worse.
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Single parents also cite with the children as a benefit.
Without a spouse taking up time with needs and requests, a single parent has more time – and energy - for the children.
In some cases, a period of adjustment is needed before a calmer household becomes the norm; in others, where family relations have been particularly toxic, the positive effect can be immediate.
Additionally, single parents have a unique opportunity to strong, ethical behavior for their children.
Some single parents, particularly divorced women, state it's easier to be on their own with "one less child to care for." (Although there are certainly cases when a newly single dad has said the same thing! When a relationship is contentious and strained, fighting increases between parents, which negatively affects the entire family.
Often the absence of parental conflict and arguing relieves tension and calms the household, resulting in more harmonious relationships.If single-family status is due to the death of a spouse, modeling strong behavior, while allowing your child to understand that you also mourn, is crucial to healing for both (or all, in the case of multiple-child families) of you.Being "too strong" in front of the children may lead them to believe you don't miss or feel the loss of the deceased parent, which is quite upsetting for them.Sometimes, one doesn't realize how tiresome it's been to continually have to nag a spouse to take out the garbage, until you no longer have to.Knowing you, alone, are in charge can be quite liberating and empowering.This eliminates parental arguing and negotiating over the welfare of the children (not to mention all the other little things couples argue about). One single mother, whose former husband, an alcoholic, is very stingy financially, and often became angry over money during their marriage - particularly when she "spent too much" on the children's birthday parties (basically, any money at all) - stated one of the happiest days of her life after the divorce was the day she was able to give her child the birthday party she wanted to with no argument or repercussions.