Being A Single Parent – How To Keep Our Heads Straight

Being a Single Mom - How to Keep Our Heads Straight

The emotions of being a teen mom have long been a topic in the minds of all parents. Often times we are left wondering how to maintain our composure and balance our lives between raising our kids and keeping our job. As a mother of three children, I want to share my story with you and help you understand how it feels to be a parent. Below is the story of our journey as a family.

As a teen mom, you want nothing more than for your family to see you as successful, and bright. You do not want them to be jealous and want you to slow down in order to succeed.

Being A Single Parent - How To Keep Our Heads Straight
Being A Single Parent – How To Keep Our Heads Straight

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Unfortunately, I can say that this is the reality I and many other parents have to deal with. There is a lot of pressure on you as a teen mom and it’s very difficult to deal with because of the feelings you have.

The kids are your number one priority and if you leave them, then you’ll never see them again, but if you get them the support they need and love from you, you will see them again in time. That’s the reason for which I always encourage my parents to be supportive and not criticize us.

Even though they probably criticize us all the time, they still love us and want us to succeed in life. And that’s what being a parent is all about – having faith in your children.

It also helps to know your parents have gone through many challenges before coming to you. Knowing what they went through before the arrival of your child, allows you to know how to keep going.

When you discover that you’re a role model for your teen, you inspire them to succeed as well. Without you, your child wouldn’t be the same person today as he/she is.

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Your first priority should be your parenting skills, especially since your love for your kids is a priority. I realize you may want to do all the things in your own way, but as a mom, your family’s safety comes first. Having a clear and honest view of who your children are, helps you to not take any unnecessary risks with their health.

It’s not so easy for moms to be a single parent because of the custody issues that arise when they have children. As a result, you’ve to make sure you can find a way to stay home while they are at school.

Do not let jealousy get the best of you, but do not put yourself down either. Realize that your kids want you to be happy, and if you are not happy, they will eventually figure out that you don’t love them as much as you love them.

Being A Single Mom - How To Keep Our Heads Straight
Being A Single Parent – How To Keep Our Heads Straight

Final Thoughts

At the same time, take stock of your life and realize that although it’s difficult, you have already had some very good things happen to you. You will have great memories that you’ll cherish forever.

My experience is that you must accept your success and have a positive attitude even though there may be some tough times ahead. Your kids will always love you no matter what, even when you’re a “single mom” in the future.