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Being a single mother can be very difficult and frustrating, but being a mother is one of the greatest gifts anyone can ask for. When you are a single mom, make sure you have friends and family that are there to help you. Even though you are a single mom, you do not have to raise your kids alone. Of course you have to stay home and take care of your kids, but you do need to have some time for yourself as well.
Make sure your kids know that you are the boss. Many children in a home with a single parent may feel like there should be another adult, so they try to step in. Single mothers often need help somewhere along the way. Do not be afraid to ask for help; there are many single parent support groups you can join.
Even though things get hard at times, make sure you are keeping your home structured and comfortable. This will mean having regular meal times, bed times, and a few chores. There are also books that can be very helpful as well. Most single moms need all the help they can get.
Make sure your children know how much you love them. It is ok not to give your child everything he or she wants. Make sure they earn it and you are teaching them responsibility so they can succeed later in life. Remember, you never have to do anything alone. Friends and family will always be there to help.