Day in and out, single parents carry the sole load of parenting. School mornings, doctor’s appointments, sports practices, preparing meals, and more -- it never ends. In spite of these difficulties, single parents often find that there are unexpected benefits to their job. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Happiness confirmed that single parents are just as happy as their married counterparts in spite of the fact that they have more challenging circumstances.
You Get to Be Fully in Charge
While your married counterparts continue to disagree on the state of their children's welfare, you get to make unilateral choices, which in the long run is better for your children’s well-being. Single parents don’t have to compromise with anyone. For example, if they want to go away for the weekend with their child, they do it. The flexibility and freedom that comes with this is a great positive.
You are a Great Role Model
One of the best gifts single parents can give their children is the knowledge that they can make it on their own. You embody the idea that it's better to "want" to be in a relationship because there is a loving bond rather than you "need" to be in a relationship because there is stuff to be done or procured. When your child sees you as a completely whole and independent adult, they will learn to emulate your healthy behaviors.
You Get to Focus on “You”
When you have free time, you get to focus on what you want. Like once the kids are asleep, you can curl up with a good book, indulge in your favorite TV show, or escape into a warm bath. You get much needed “me” time that is hard to come by when you are in a relationship.
Single parents know that they can handle anything that gets thrown their way. Their difficulties have made them stronger, which is empowering for some knowing that they don’t need someone else to solve their problems.
Are You Facing Child Custody Issues?
If you are a single parent facing child custody issues, you will want to consult with a skilled and knowledgeable Pasadena child custody attorney. They will help you understand your state’s specific child custody laws, file all important documents with the court, and represent you at court hearings. At Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C., our child custody attorney will ensure your rights as a parent are protected.
Call our Pasadena child custody attorneys at (626) 653-4075 to discuss resolving your custody issues.