Why are single mothers still portrayed as one-dimensional, hot messes? Why do holidays still somehow cost the same for single parents, as those traveling with partners? Why are we constantly told that children of single parents will be damaged for life?
In this myth-busting manifesto, Sarah Thompson shares her own experience of single motherhood, along with a range of case studies, and new research, to show you all the reasons why being a single parent is great, and should be celebrated.
With contributions from leading child psychologists, Sarah examines the positive impacts that being raised by a single parent can have on a child, including resilience, creativity, emotional intelligence, and independence.
She shares practical tips for dealing with the many financial challenges that single mothers face, and advice on how to navigate work when you’re parenting solo.
Carving out a new life as a single mother can be tough, but Sarah explains why you’re not automatically resigned to a life of misery, and how it can be empowering and rewarding, in ways you might never have imagined.
For every parent who has ever felt the weight of disappointment and guilt, declared themselves a failure, been ostracized or criticized for their single mother status, who has wondered where they went wrong, or why it happened to them, or who has worried about their children’s ‘outcomes’ – this audiobook is for you.