Friday, January 30, 2015

Coping Tips for Single Parents in Houston—Striking a Healthy Balance

If you’re going through a period where everything is simply overwhelming, don’t be afraid to reach out to others. Know that there are comprehensive single parent families help available from organizations, such as The Bridge Across, which offer effective programs to arm you with the right coping skills and attitude. Call on your trusted loved ones, neighbors, or friends for help, be it for watching the kids for a while or taking them to school when your car is in the shop again.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

By Solving Stepparent Issues, Stepfamilies Can Get Their Happy Endings

Nowadays, America’s “average family” is anything but, as most families in the U.S.–more than 50 percent, in fact–are either remarried or re-coupled stepfamilies, very different from the traditional nuclear family structure. An important implication of this development is that becoming a stepparent doesn’t preclude someone from gaining his or her happy ending. Just ask Eva and Roy, who were both featured in The Huffington Post’s “Blended Family Friday” series of articles. The key to their happy union?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Single Parents in Houston Have it Tough, but They Shouldn’t Lose Hope

Life as a single parent is already challenging as it is, particularly at the physical and emotional levels, but who would’ve thought that the children also have it tough? This was the conclusion reached by Leslie Loftis of The Federalist, who reviewed multiple studies about children of divorced households and how they fared in life. Deseret News compiled these findings in an October 2014 article, and among them is the fact that kids of single parents generally want to spend time with the other parent, regardless of the reasons for the split: