For most parents, not just single parents, raising their child(ren) can be quite consuming. For the first 18 years of the child’s life, most things are geared towards the betterment of the child. Most dinner decisions are created around the child’s taste. Most Summer vacations or traveling experiences have much to do with choosing kid-friendly destinations. Parents that are able to do so often choose careers that will give them the luxury of providing financially for the family and being present in the child’s daily life. Let’s face it, as intentional parents, most of what we do has much to do with our children.
As the child grows older, he or she becomes more independent, meaning that their basic needs have changed. Eventually, when parenting is done right, the child becomes a young adult and is now ready to meet the world head on. However, the complexity arises when parents realize that for the past 18 years of their own lives, they were consumed with the role of parenting. The parent must now learn how to live a life outside of catering to the child’s needs. The adult child is now away in college or moved into their own home and the bedroom that once housed loud, busy teenagers is now quiet and empty.
As single parents, the hosts will discuss ways to stay active as an adult and as a parent. Listeners will hear ways to balance parenthood and adulthood now so that when the nest is empty, the transition will be much smoother and bearable. Tips will be shared on how to prepare for that parenting season which is inevitable. Join the ladies of the Real Sage Single Moms as they discuss being a single mom and having an empty nest.
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