At the beginning of the year, I set out a list of goals I wanted to achieve with work and personally. One of those goals was to create a support system for the Single Parent Home within the BellaNaija community. The idea is to run a fixed term series where people can share some of the issues that stem from running a single parent home.
For avoidance of doubt, and to minimise confusion as to the target demographic. I’ll clarify the ambit of what a single parent home is.
The single parent home arises mainly from:
- Unplanned pregnancy
Issues that single parents face include, but are not limited to:
- Trying to fill the role of BOTH parents
- Dating/Moving on to a new partner
- Financial challenges
- Discipline for the child(ren)
- Interaction with grandparents and external family
So, if you are a single parent and would like to share your stories, as well as some insights into this situation – with the aim of helping other people who might be in the same situation, please send an email to features (at)bellanaija(dot) com. The subject of the email should be “Single Parent Pod”
Please note that that there is an option for anonymity. So if you want to tell your story, but are afraid of being too ‘out there’, we got you.
Remember, the idea is to provide a support group for people who are going through this, with the long term goal of helping to forge a more positive society.
We look forward to reading your stories on the BellaNaija Single Parent Pod.