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Resources for Single Mothers: Raising Teenagers

I can tell you from my own experience that raising teenagers is not always easy. My teenagers are both girls, so I cannot speak for parents of boys. However, I can tell you that, if you have teenage daughters, there will be a lot of drama in your life. It can sometimes leave a single mother feeling quite drained.

I am still learning how to be a mother to teenagers, even though mine are 19 and 16, and I would like to share some resources with you.

Shannon

P.S. If you have any resources that you would like to share, please do so in the comments section. Thank you.

Other Articles of Interest:

When Should a Teenager Lose His/Her Privileges?

How Can Teenagers Acquire Privileges?

Are You Really Listening to Your Teenager?

The Teen Years

The Government May Owe You Money


Books for the Single Mother

I love to read, and will use any excuse to do so. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I would read books on single parenthood. Here, I am offering up a list of books for the single mother.

  • Single Mothers by Choice: A Guide for Single Women Who are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood by Jane Mattes C.S.W.
  • The Single Mothers Survival Guide by Patrice Karst
  • Raising Boys without Men: How Maverick Moms are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men by Peggy F. Drexler and Linden Gross
  • Single by Choice, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family by Rosanna Hertz
  • On Our Own: Unmarried Motherhood in America by Melissa Ludtke
  • Holding Her Head High: Inspiration from 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History by Janine Turner
  • Something Like Beautiful: One Single Mother’s Story by Asha Bandele
  • Accidentally on Purpose: A One-Night Stand, My Unplanned Parenthood, And Loving the Best Mistake I Ever Made by Mary F. Pols
  • Double Take: A Single Woman’s Journey to Motherhood by Kathryn Cole
  • Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (with Kids) in America – My Story by Michelle Kennedy

That is quite the list, and will provide you with a lot of reading time and advice on single motherhood.

Shannon

P.S. If you know of any other books on the topic of single motherhood, please list them in the comments.