Single parent? Tips for raising a child alone

Raising a child on your own can be stressful. If you’re a single parent, understand how to cope with the pressure, find support and nurture your child.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you’re raising a child on your own, you’re in good company. Single-parent families are more common than ever. Know how to manage some of the special challenges single parents experience and what you can do to raise a happy, healthy child.

Common single-parent challenges

Child rearing can be difficult under any circumstances. Without a partner, the stakes are higher. As