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A reading list for single parents

Celebrate National Reading Month with these books for single parents

It's National Reading Month and it's time to celebrate! Whether you want to pick up an old classic or discover a new book, now is a great time to dive into a book. 

All month, we'll be posting reading lists for different types of reading. Today, we're sharing some of our favorite books for single parents. 

Being a single parent has some unique challenges, and these books will help you overcome the obstacles and help you raise happy, healthy and well-adjusted children.

Happy reading! 

Recommended books for single parents:

  • Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child – The ground-breaking classic, Mom’s House, Dad’s House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes.
  • A Complete Guide for Single Moms: Everything You Need to Know about Raising Healthy, Happy Children on Your Own – This book is for every mother who is learning how to raise children on her own. Regardless of how you came to be a single mom …whether it was through divorce, the end of a relationship, adoption, unplanned pregnancy or a death of a spouse. This book will walk you through the information you need to know to help you and your child adjust to a new lifestyle.
  • Boundaries and Boundaries with Kids – These books help you to set healthy boundaries in your own life as well as for your children.
  • Help and Hope for the Single Parent – No doubt being a single parent is very difficult, but there is also hope and joy that comes in this season. Dr. Evans gives you the encouraging reminder that you are not alone! God can – and will – help you live a satisfying life and succeed in parenting. 
  • The Single Parent: Confident and Successful – The Single Parent will encourage you in your journey and help avert problems before they arise. It is filled with wise counsel, biblical truth and real-life stories. It will help you bolster your abilities in such areas as improving your child’s behavior, negotiating boundaries and trusting God in the process.
  • Single Parenting That Works: Six Keys to Raising Happy, Healthy Children in a Single-Parent Household – This book offers practical help for single parents struggling to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted children in a loving, caring and biblically grounded way.

Check out our other reading lists

Reading list for families
Reading list for foster families
Reading list for children in foster care

See how Buckner Family Pathways™ is helping single parents in crisis who need to care for their children and determine next steps for their family's future.

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