Usually in my blogs, I tend to share information. Today, I'm asking for information.
I was brought up within the traditional family model - mother, father, siblings, and a dog. That family model nowadays is becoming more and more uncommon. You have single parents, no parents whatsoever, two mums, two dads, step-parents etc etc. Previously these different Family Models were pretty uncommon. For a parent to be a single parent, usually they'd need to be widowed back then.
I now find myself facing single parenthood myself. I can't help but think, "How will I explain to Creature why other children have two parents, and s/he doesn't?" or "How will I manage to deal with things such as Father's Day, or compositions given at school entitled "My Father"?" What about the real possibility of bullying? There are so many questions to which I don't yet have an answer! I know that I cannot have an answer for everything - and yet, it doesn't stop me from trying.
I know these things are a few years away, however the reality of the situation is as it is, and the sooner I come up with a vague outline of a plan, the better.
So - what can you lot tell me? Any advice? Besides from not stressing out, that is - I appreciate it, but your telling me not to stress out won't make a difference.