Taking care of children is harder for single parents. Single parents often don’t have someone to help take care of the baby. Single parents often don’t have someone to help make decisions. Also, it is harder for single parents to see their friends. Caring for the baby takes up so much time.
But it is important to spend some time with other adults, and not just at work. Go out with friends and family. Make sure your baby is well cared for when you are gone. It is not selfish to have some time for yourself. Take a break once a week to avoid stress.
Your baby, whether a boy or girl, needs to spend time with people of both sexes. Children need to know other adults, both men and women, who are calm, friendly, warm and trustworthy. Also, as children grow up, they need to be with other children. Boys need to play with other boys some of the time. Girls need to play with other girls some of the time.
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