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Being a single parent can have both challenges and benefits. Things work best when you have good relationships with your children and a strong support network.
Growing up in a single-parent home can teach children important life skills. With your support, they can learn to adjust to major life changes and become resourceful, independent and resilient. Good relationships with parents make children happy, whatever family structure they live in.
To find out more
Parenting SA - A partnership between the Department for Education and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. Ph: 08 8303 1660
Raising Children Network. Raising Children website is produced with the help of an extensive network including the Australian Government.
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.