21st March marks Single Parents’ Day, a day for recognising the dedication, hard work and sacrifices made by many single parents around the world.
Separating parents will, in almost every case, say that their number one priority is to make sure their children (especially where there are very young children) are protected from the effects of relationship breakdown. This challenge is ongoing throughout the rest of childhood. Single Parents’ Day is therefore about appreciating the challenges that relationship breakdown can bring and acknowledging the difficulties that co-parenting can involve or simply celebrating those who have been forced to ‘go it alone’ as the case may be.
Creating stability, normality and a safe and secure environment for their children is what many single parents will strive for. What is required to achieve this should never be underestimated.
For more information about Single Parent Day, please see the dedicated page on the Gingerbread website.