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Going it Alone : Meeting the Challenges of Being a Single Mom - Michele Howe

Going it Alone

Meeting the Challenges of Being a Single Mom

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9781565634527
Number Of Pages: 144
For Ages: 21+ years old

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When the reality of separation, divorce, or widowhood sinks in, encountering life as a single mother can be an overwhelming experience. Share in the stories of other single moms who have faced past hurts, dealt with present fears, and built a future of promise, while they contended with life'''s everyday pressures. Through the pages of this practical book, Michele Howe offers sensitive, compassionate advice for women who are confronting the challenge of being a single mom. Be encouraged; with God'''s help, hope and healing are not only possible, but promised.Topics include: - Helping children cope- Strengthening family identity- Raising a masculine son in a house of females- Caring for children with special needs- Creating balance in every area of life, despite burdensome and exhausting situations- Returning to the workforceBonus feature: "Funstarts"201 Ideas for Enriching Family FunCreate special family times by trying some of these free and low-cost creative activity ideas. Great for all ages!

"Michele Howe has given wise counsel to any single parent, and for that matter, any parent. You'll find in this honest book practical ideas, identification with your struggle, and encouraging words. After reading it, you'll have hope! You can make it, and Michele tells you how." --Kathy Collard Miller, Author and Editor "Michele Howe has given wise counsel to any single parent, and for that matter, any parent. You'll find in this honest book practical ideas, identification with your struggle, and encouraging words. After reading it, you'll have hope! You can make it, and Michele tells you how." " Kathy Collard Miller, Author and Editor

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Tough Times: When Kids Face Their Painp. 1
Overcoming Jealousy: Helping Kids from Single Parent Homes Copep. 9
Fortified Family: Developing Healthy Interdependencep. 17
Building Bridges: Communicating with Uncooperative Peoplep. 25
Finding Fulfillment: Spreading Your Horizons as a Single Momp. 33
Thinking Critically: Encouraging Kids to Discernp. 41
Boys to Men: Raising a Masculine Son in a House of Femalesp. 47
Special Needs Kids: How to Cope, Things to Considerp. 55
Positive Outlook: Instilling a Great Attitude in Your Childp. 63
Fostering Independence: Balancing Protectiveness with Faithp. 69
Best Friends: Helping Children Form Positive Friendshipsp. 77
Sex Education: A Tough Job, but Someone Has to Do Itp. 85
Midlife Changes: Facing and Embracing Your Futurep. 91
Blended Together: Adjusting to Step-family Statusp. 99
Forgiveness: Everyone's Divine Assignmentp. 109
Funstarts: 201 Ideas for Enriching Family Funp. 117
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ISBN: 9781565634527
ISBN-10: 1565634527
Audience: General
For Ages: 21+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: HENDRICKSON PUBL
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.42  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.24