17. Jenn Thompson- The Single Parenting Journey (part 3)
The single parent has very special needs and concerns. Jenn Thompson gives us a very transparent look at her parenting journey as a single parent. She shares the joys, the difficulties, the challenges, her coping tips, and how people can best come alongside a single parent. This week Jenn talks about Her identity as a single mom, her role as sole provider, role models for her sons, conflicts with her son's father, and community as a single parent.
01:10 Identity as a single mom
03:13 Role as the sole provider/ single mothers are not fathers
04:12 Role models
05:27 Dealing with conflicts with son's father
10:56 Unique frustrations and emotions
11:53 It takes a village- finding community
12:40 Teach your kids to be involved
13:20 Social media and comparison
13:55 Find humor
17:01 Your learning moments and chaos
18:33 Final words
I shared two opportunities here. If you are looking for more community, and/or coaching, I hope you will consider joining our twice-a-month Zoom group where we will talk about the ideas that the podcasts stimulate, or whatever parenting topic is on your mind. The group will last 45 minutes and we will alternate between Thursday evening at 6:00 pm Pacific time and 10:00 am Pacific time on Friday morning. We will see how those times work out.
Also, I am offering a course in gospel parenting, called Discipline with Dignity (both yours and your kids). I break down steps of discipline without shouting or anger. You can find that here: Discipline with Dignity
I hope you will decide to join me in the zoom discussions. You can find more information here.
Remember to rest in the Lord this week!