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Things To Be Thankful For As A Single Parent


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and everyone is beginning to think about what they’re grateful for. What goes on the list varies for everyone, depending on each of their circumstances, but we all have at least a few things to be thankful for, regardless of our situation. That means there are even things to be thankful for as a single parent. If, in the midst of fatigue and hard times...


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Useful Books For Single Parents


Before we had television, radios, and even newspapers, we had books. They are one of our oldest sources of information on often the most reliable. There is a book about anything you can imagine, including single parenting. Whether you are need to be uplifted or just in need of some guidance, there is a book for you. Reading may be something you don’t think you have time for but a little bit ...


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Parenting With A Mental Illness


Both single parenthood and mental illness carry major stigmas but when you’re a single parent with a mental illness, that stigma can seem too large to bear. However, having a mental illness doesn’t mean that you can’t be a great parent. You may be plagued but doubts and fears but so is every other parent. Parenting is difficult whether you have a mental illness or not.  For...


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Dealing With Your Child's Behavioral Issues


As much as you love your child, their bad behavior can be incredibly frustrating. It may start with the terrible two’s or any time after, but nipping it in the bud as soon as possible is a must. Discipline is a bit of a controversial topic, but one that every parent has to face. As a parent, your discipline style is up to you (as long as it’s legal) and what works for one of your child...


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Child Care Facilities Now Require Comprehensive Background Checks


While almost all child care facilities require their employees to undergo some form of a background check, the government now requires all child care facility employees to undergo a more thorough form, called a Comprehensive Background Check. The new, more strenuous, background checks will be done using both the individual’s name and fingerprint, and will include looking for things like stat...


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Parenting A Child With A Disability


Parenting is difficult for everybody. Single parenting is even harder. But being a single parent of a child with a disability can be the hardest. Children with special needs require more attention, energy, and resources; which can be especially difficult for a single parent to provide. However, that doesn’t mean that single parents are not perfectly capable of raising happy children, who jus...


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Parenting Children With A Mental Illness


Twenty two percent of children in the US will have a diagnosable mental illness before the age of 18. Half of these occur before the age of 14 and by the age of 24, 75 percent will occur. That means that 17.1 million children have or have had a mental disorder. If your child have a mental illness, you are certainly not alone.    Dealing with these mental illnesses are difficult for the...


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Frank Shamrock: Values of Martial Arts


In this week’s installment of our video series with SPAOA Ambassador Frank Shamrock, he explains how martial arts is a means of learning important values that you can apply in everyday life.  Before Frank began practicing martial arts, he had no available resources to protect or develop himself. Martial arts taught him self defense  as well as how to identify who he wanted to...


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Texas Shopping Spree


SPAOA Takes Texas Single Mom on School Shopping Spree     Westlake Village, CA - Single Parents Alliance of America (SPAOA), a company dedicated to the provision of resources to single parents in need, sent Member Care Manager, Heather Pierce to Odessa, Texas to take randomly-selected member, Presena, and her children on a $500 back-to-school shopping spree.   The family of s...


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Frank Shamrock: Culture of Martial Arts


Aligning with the core principles of the Single Parents Alliance of America (SPAOA), ambassador, Frank Shamrock, explains how the culture of martial arts promotes a safe and loving community, while instilling values of self-worth and awareness.    Often times it is the fear of failure or harm that can keep us from pushing toward success in our lives. A fear that is completely natural, ...


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