Becoming a single parent can be one of the most difficult transitions a parent has to face. Divorce requires making tough decisions & a new vocabulary that includes words like “custody” & “visitation time.” Here are a few resources offering support for parents & children going through the challenges of divorce.
Child Custody Help for Single Parents. For a collection of resources designed to help you learn more about child custody & to help you prepare for court, visit http://www.tinyurl.com/CustodyInfo.
Jennifer Wolf’s Single Parents Blog. Offers many ideas for improving your relationship with your children & ways to take better care of yourself. http://www.singleparents.about.com.
Kids’ Turn Shasta-Cascade; Redding. Nonprofit organization offering support to families going through separation or divorce. Whole-family 6-week workshop series helps parents & children adjust to changing roles. Children attend a developmentally appropriate group class while parents attend adult session focused on developing a healthy, changing relationship with their children. http://www.kidsturnredding.info. (530) 244-5749.
Specifically for Kids. This KidsHealth article offers children advice on living with a single parent. Let them read it & then have a heart-to-heart about feelings & concerns. http://www.tinyurl.com/KidsHealth-SingleParent.
Tehama County Child Support Services; Red Bluff. Staff are trained professionals who can help you open a case, establish a child support order, determine paternity, & modify or enforce your order. 1005 Vista Way, Suite A. (866) 901-3212.