The Stress of Single Mothers and its Effect on Quality Child Care

The Stress of Single Mothers and its Effect on Quality Child Care

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By Dr Mehak AroraPsychology

Single parenting especially single mother upbringing, is a stressful period of the mother’s life.This can cause serious psychological and physical effects on mother’s health. Some stresses are mentioned below:

  • Handling Finances: Financial crises is a standing situation with most of the single parent families. It becomes difficult in meeting the basic needs of children such as food, clothing, school fees, maintaining the previous standard of living and meet personal expense. Learn how to budget your money. If you’ve recently become a single mom due to divorce, you and your child may have to adjust to a tighter budget. Being a single mom often means less money available to provide the things you would like your child to have. If you are not employed you struggle to make the two ends meet which results in a lot of stress.
  • Lack of Education and Work Experience: Single moms often have to fight to get child support, and some never receive any type of assistance from deadbeat dads. Young moms may be entering the job market straight out of high school, so they face the challenge of finding a good-paying job due to lack of education and work experience. They tend to work minimum-wage jobs that barely pay the bills. Single moms also have to find child care while they’re working. As an already exhausted mom, you’re probably wondering how you could possibly find time for school, too. You may have to enlist some help, but furthering your education can lead to better-paying job opportunities and fewer hours spent working.
  • Time: If you’re a single mom, you already know there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything required of you. Single parenting and full-time work can be overwhelming. You probably guilty about not spending enough time with your child. Stop beating yourself up and spend as much quality time with your little one as you can. If you can’t be there, call. Let your child know you care by calling on your lunch hour or coffee break to say, ‘I love you’.
  • Psychological Problems: Not giving enough time to her child, working late, lack of sleep, can cause serious psychological disorders that include Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia.