Hardest 20 things about solo parenting. Single moms by choice like me love our lives … but every life choice has it’s down sides. So here are the 20 hardest things for single mothers by choice to deal with. You’ll find the BEST things about being a single mom by choice here: https://youtu.be/FABek_qRAUY
1:25 Financial Risks
2:44 Illness & Injury
3:28 False Comparisons
3:56 Lack Of Support
5:12 Self Expectations
6:15 Community Ignorance
9:09 Disappointed Expectations
9:52 Genetic Connections
13:58 Projected Lack
14:40 Predatory Targeting
15:48 Grief & Loss
Here are your guides to CHOOSING …
WHEN TO HAVE CHILDREN
HOW TO HAVE CHILDREN
HOW MANY CHILDREN TO HAVE
HOW TO EXPLAIN YOUR FAMILY STRUCTURE
RAISING FATHERLESS CHILDREN
FOSTER CARE OPTIONS EXPLAINED
TIPS FOR PARENTING ALONE
DISCIPLINE SUCCESSFULLY ALONE
CHANNEL INTRO: I share advice & information aboutYOUR parenting choices because I want you to experience something like the (never perfect but often) heavenly family life that I have.
DESTINY CALLS: My cosy corner of the internet started by a total quirk of fate! I am an Australian single mother by choice who unwittingly dropped into 21st century technology by accidentally launching a family channel www.youtube.com/LuckyFortune8Family which now has over 100K subscribers.
BACKGROUND: I had an only child for nearly 9 years before giving birth to 4 more children within 2.5 years. In addition to my own 3 sons and 2 daughters – which include 2 sets of twins – I fostered 20 children over 7 years in 2 states, including twins and sibling groups – before my own boy/girl twins were born. Before being formally, medically retired by the Medical Assessment Tribunal (in March 2014), I worked in child care (4 years), created/delivered professional development level courses in behaviour management philosophies & strategies (3 years), plus worked in public schools (2 years), and the child protection sector (8 years). Whilst I am permanently, medically unable to resume my prior profession, I believe my years of raising children plus working with child clients and their families enables me to provide useful, generalised, lived experience information in YouTube’s pre-recorded format.
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