Now is there a question mark coming into your mind? Hope no. When there is equality among men and women then there should be equality on the basis of parenting too. Single fathers are not rare these days. It is quite commonly found today if you visit your kid's schools or mix with the neighbourhood. There can be varied reasons behind these. Keeping aside, the reasons, it is now to be discussed what exactly can you do being a single father.
Sadly, this is a common occurrence but, ironically, most of them have never been better organized to cope.
Make sure that the choices you make at this point will affect everything, forever, with your children. So there is absolutely no pressure. You just have to be strong and steadfast and solid and present immediately. Remember that your kids have got to deal with their own trauma without seeing you sniveling into your food making every morning.
On the subject of breakfast, you'll probably want to give in immediately to your kids' wish for some kind of chocolate cereal just to give them the thought that you're the nice father. Don't do that even if you've got a very strong craving for chocolate cereal yourself.
You're going to be their dad for a very long time and stay away from spending quality time with the kids at the dentist or obesity clinic.
Never talk their mother down. Most single dads are single because they've divorced or broken up. And most divorces occur because you comprehend that the woman you married wasn't as picture-perfect as she appeared in the wedding photos, or the woman understands that you weren't as unadulterated as you appeared in the wedding photos.
It is important to adjust your love life. It is possible that you got divorced because you found someone new. Evidently, you'll want to reconnoiter this situation, often in a pretty naked way. It's best to do this when the kids are with their biological mother or at some work.
Avoid introducing your new flame as 'the new family'. Your kids know what the family is. It's what they've just lost and there's every chance they'll want your gleaming new exemplary to get lost too.
Taking your kids on an outing by yourself is just about the most nerve-racking, fatiguing and affluent thing you're ever going to do as a single dad.
It is evident that relaxation for you comes at the very bottom of the list after health, logistics, sunburn, foreign food navigation, diarrhea, and basic physical survival.
Being in a WhatsApp group with your kids doesn't mean your parenting is done and brushed. Following your kids on social networking sites is healthy neither for you nor for them.
Your influence on your kids' lives is directly proportional to your presence in it. So try to be with them as much as possible.
Your kids will have enough friends but they only have one dad.
Be there at parent's evening or parent-teacher meeting. Take tea to their rooms if necessary and have it together. Go shopping with them. Attend school sports. Instill manners in them. Give them lifts. Dance awkwardly. Be appealingly hopeless but utterly dependable at the same time. Be there for them all the time.