Single Parent 101

 WHAT IS SINGLE PARENT 101?

The overall goal of SingleParent101 is to

improve parenting skills, improve communication within families, reduce or eliminate instances of

child abuse and neglect, and to improve the selfesteem and selfconcept of single parents, thereby empowering them to improve the selfesteem and selfconcept of their children. The method

for achieving this goal is to provide educational

experiences that will increase the participants’

capacity to use positive parenting practices

and enable them to create a family environment that facilitates the development of healthy,

productive and successful children.

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With the increasing numbers of single parents as well as the rising divorce rates, this workshop provides an introduction to parenting as a single parent intended for firsttime single parents. This workshop is ideal for all new, adoptive, teen, grandparents, and anyone else interested in single parenting. 

As one of them major themes of all SPARC programs is to build a network of support, by participating in a class with other single parents, SingleParent101 also offers a chance to take the first step in building this network. SingleParent101 parents are afforded the opportunity to network and build a support system with other single parents facing these same challenges in their communities.

This premier parenting workshop especially designed for those new to single parenthood. This two or four hour workshop provides participants with an overview on what encompasses parenting as a single parent.

Parents that are new to single parenthood are often overwhelmed; they feel a frustrated need to create order out of chaos. Others create a clear-cut plan to become a single parent and feel that they are prepared to face the challenge alone. SingleParent101 equips any single parent in any situation for the challenges they will face as a single parent.

There is a great deal of value in taking a parenting class, no matter your situation. Any family that has ever faced a crisis can tell you that they wished that they had taken preventive measures to avoid the crisis. Taking a parenting class such as SingleParent101 is an important, preventive measure. Learning and implementing new techniques before a crisis occurs increase the odds of dealing with it respectfully. Even for those who already feel comfortable parenting, there may be times when interactions become more intense and complicated. By learning new solutions now, when life is running smoothly, you will be ready to use loving, respectful discipline instead of anger, yelling, or punishment if or when situations present.

The simple, practical parenting solutions offered in this workshop place a heavy emphasis on love, respect, and dignity for children along with the methodology for implementing these practices into your everyday family life. It balances its emphasis on providing essentials for children with an equal emphasis on providing comprehensive support for single parents. After all, SPARC’s philosophy holds that by strengthening the parent, you thereby strengthen the child, creating an overall stronger family unit. Stronger families nurture stronger children, thereby providing communities with healthy, productive, and successful adults.

This workshop provides overviews to topics such as:
  • The emotional challenge of single parenting
  • Carving out “me time” in a we world
  • Single parenting basics
  • Ages and stages of child development
  • Increasing protective and reducing risk factors, and
  • The toolkit for successful parenting
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With the increasing numbers of single parents as well as the rising divorce rates, this workshop provides an introduction to parenting as a single parent intended for firsttime single parents. This workshop is ideal for all new, adoptive, teen, grandparents, and anyone else interested in single parenting. 

As one of them major themes of all SPARC programs is to build a network of support, by participating in a class with other single parents, SingleParent101 also offers a chance to take the first step in building this network. SingleParent101 parents are afforded the opportunity to network and build a support system with other single parents facing these same challenges in their communities.