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The Obstacles Single Parents Face

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Tonight, on It's Real Talk Radio, we will be discussing the obstacles single parents face. Being a single parent is anything but easy. Just ask any of your friends or family who are single parents. A single parent is exactly what it sounds like. YOU are single handedly doing everything by yourself. This sometimes gets confused with lazy or unreliable co-parents. Just because the other parent doesn't meet your expectation of good parenting doesn't mean you're a single parent. Being late too often doesn't mean the other parent isn't still involved and still trying. Single parents could go weeks, months and even sometimes years without hearing from the other parent or getting any sort of help.

Take that and add the current COVID-19 Pandemic and you have given birth to a whole new struggle! Fall semester of 2020, grade school kids are set to go back to school and in a lot of counties, single parents no longer have the luxury of dropping off their children and coming to get them when the bell rings or at the after school program. A lot of counties have students going to school online, which means if your child is too young to be home alone and you don't have someone who can watch them, YOU have to make yourself available and this has caused a lot of parents to switch work shifts, work from home or completely lose their jobs.

If you are indeed a single parent, you don't have the luxury of calling the other parent for help. If you have that luxury, you can rest assured you aren't a single parent. We must acknowledge and pay respects to all of the single moms and dads out there who make it happen on the day to day basis. Raising children isn't easy and it's even tougher when you're doing it alone.

Michel is a single mom and Tay is a single dad, so you will be getting the perspective from both sides tonight and you know we're gonna keep it real, so don't miss out!

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