Links to good Single Parent Resources
- SeparatedDads. A very well organized site in the UK with loads of
fantastic information. Although the legal advice will be relevant to the UK (and why wouldn't it be? :-), and the focus is on the non-custodial father, I find the information given about communicating with the children and the former spouse to be fantastically useful. There is important information here that all separated and divorced parents will find helpful. Well done!
Students. Eric Chudler is a star!
Yeah, it's aimed towards students, but aren't we all
doing graduate work at the local campus of the University
of Hard Knocks? Well, I hereby confer the UHK (Lighthouse
extension) honor of "Single Father Friend", cum
laude, to Eric for his incredible
Page on cooking. If you're not already a gourmet short
order cook, do yourself (and your kids) a favor and give
this place a look. Worth a look, guys. Ladies, it won't
be as helpful if cooking was part of your training while
you were growing up, but it's a goodie for guys that were
busy in the garage while the 'girls' were in the kitchen.
Remember the old days when roles were defined?
Without Partners is an international organization
focused on, obviously, single parents. They've been
around for a long time; it's worth a visit.
- Single Parents Network There's so much to see here, I think I'll just quote from the site's opening page "Our Mission here is to provide a hub, as you will, that has collectively gathered other single parent web sites, articles, information and support boards and so much more, for any one looking for single parent information." Worth a look!
- Parent's World This used to be a single mom's page, but it looks a lot more professional (i.e. "business like") now. I've left it here because it looks pretty neat, but I'll be checking it out later.
Parent Families Scotland. A very kind woman from
Scotland suggested that I add this link for the Scots
that visit my site. The site has links to governmental
resources, book recommendations and many other items of
interest to Scottish "one parent families."
They define their mission as "Enabling lone parents
to achieve their full potential as individuals and
parents by Promoting public recognition of
achievements and needs, providing information,
encouragement and support, Working for supportive
government policies and developing services."
As a Yank with more than a little of the British Isles in
his family's background, I wish you well!
"Support for People Parenting Alone" Is a
nicely done site in Ireland (if the flag wasn't a clue
already). I've traded some emails lately with the author
and found that he's been linked to my page for a year or
more. I'm constantly amazed by the Internet and the scope
of the information it offers. Best wishes to our Irish
Toolbox. "Nontraditional tools for
nontraditional parents." A family and child
counselor (MFCC) runs this site. On the right hand side
of the page, you'll find a couple of icons representing
"hand" and "power" tools. I found
them both very interesting.
Parent Travel This is a new site catering to, well,
Single Parent Travel. Brenda has a newsletter. . .could
be interesting. I'm not personally familiar with this
site, but it sounds like a neat idea. Let me know what
you think, okay?<
- Fatherville Mike Farrell's site as quite a bit of information related to the many flavors of fathering. He's included steps, stay at homes, and first timers, and of course, single dads. He's also got an electronic newsletter. Worth a look!
- Celebrating Children A site celebrating the African American family. I really like the new column by Angela Scott called Parenting Solo. Give it a look!
- Single Fathers' Kitchen Sal's working on a cook book for single fathers, and I think he's off to a great start! There are all kinds of cooking tips and recipes ... take a look!
- Mark Brandenburg dot com Mark has quite a variety of information regarding effective fathering. There are some great articles there, as well as some coaching services that might be of interest to dads ... both custodial and non-custodial. His content is worth some browsing time.
- At-Risk Youth Got trouble with your kids? "At-Risk Youth" might have some answers for you. From their home page: At-Risk.org has been compiled as a resource for parents and the general public in search of information about at-risk youth. This site will present you with information and articles about helping at-risk youth. The Works Cited page of this site will reference any at-risk youth resources that were used to compile the content for this site.
- www.DictionaryforDads.com I just learned about this site. While not exactly a dictionary, it has information about a wide range of topics that will be useful to any single parent. Things like, "back to school" and ADHD, parent-teacher conferences ... all the way to cleaning rain gutters. You might want to browse a bit. I know I did.