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Being a single parent is a tough task and it always feels like a lifetime task with no one around to help.

Parenting is undoubtedly a major responsibility, more so when most of this falls on a single parent. A single parent has to bear with added responsibilities, tensions and pressures. Either due to separation, divorce or death of a spouse, a single parent is left alone to deal with multiple tasks.

If you are a single parent, you have to take care of all the physical and emotional needs of your child or children - right from personal hygiene, dietary habits, school work, punctuality and peer group.

You can partially share this responsibility with the child's grandparents, a trusted friend or even a loyal helper. But you are ultimately responsible at the end of the day. At the end of the day all the decisions may be on your shoulders.

A single parent has to take the place of the missing parent even though the other parent may be around. You may be the one who shoulders all the responsibility and it is to you that your child or children look to in their time of need.

Not only are you a parent but you are the breadwinner in the family and there is always pressure to provide more and as the children get older there are other pressures.

What happens if a critical health issue arises, where do the funds come from to provide the income needs and the special financial needs which always arise? Where will the funds come from if you have to take off work for an extended period of time to be in the place where you want to be?

What happens if you have this serious health issue and require special care for yourself or require the help of a care giver for your children or yourself?A single parent has to take the place of the missing parent and if no one is around to help then where do you turn for help?

Remember that you are not only a parent, but a human being as well. It is very easy to get carried away and try to do everything for your child yourself, without taking any outside help.

This could have a detrimental effect on your health. So it is equally important to look after your own needs in terms of having a healthy life.

What if you want to spend time with your child or have someone look after you in case you have a serious health condition?

If you are concerned where the funds will come from in those time of need, and what plans are available, feel free to have a look at the links below.

 

Contact us if you have any questions.

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