If you’re a parent with young kids, the greatest fear is losing a child. When you are a single parent, you may not have the luxury of having the support of your ex-spouse in watching your children after school or shuttling them back and forth to their activities. You juggle between work demands and your kids’ needs. Safety is always top-of-mind for any parent because the idea of losing them is just too tragic and unthinkable.
The latest statistics indicate that the average age of children with smartphones is now age 10 according to a study called “Kids and Tech: The Evolution of Today’s Digital Natives”. Because of the growing usage of phones in our everyday lives, we should think about how we can turn this digital platform from entertainment into a productivity tool that helps support our kids’ learning process in school. There are a number of apps in the market that can help keep your child’s mind sharp while keeping them organized and productive.
It’s a competitive world and technology challenges your daily norm. So how do we, as single moms and dads, keep our skills relevant and remain competitive? Commit yourself to learn something new. Get outside of your comfort zone and expand your knowledge.
It’s time to put the barbeque grill and the patio set away. Summer is over and school is back in session.
As the labour day weekend concludes, anxiety builds as the first week back in school forces you into high gear. You suddenly find yourself multitasking in double time and performing a difficult juggling act.
It’s a tough gig to be a full-time working parent, let alone a working single parent. However, it’s not so bad if you enjoy the challenge of balancing work and family and love what you do. But for those who don’t feel that their job is personally nor financially rewarding, working full-time outside of the home can be a highly demanding and stressful situation.
The internet. It was a technical haven – a place that allowed the family to stay connected, to find the information we needed to do our homework and to become fully self-sufficient and efficient. Before the internet, we would have had to suffer through long line-ups to make purchases, to book time off from work to run errands or to wait on hold for someone to answer a simple question.
With all your energy, time and money dedicated to raising your family, many single parents find it nearly impossible to think about balancing family, career and school. But if you have the exceptional ability to multi-task (without sacrificing your family life too much), you may be able to simultaneously pursue a career or upgrade your education with a little help from an advisor or mentor.
After a long day of work, it’s not uncommon for Andrea Brown to return home and find her daughters, ages 14 and 16, on the computer. In her household, online surfing beats TV channel surfing and even hanging out with friends.