Tips to Cope When You’re a Single Parent

Your job isn’t easy! Experts suggest these tips to help you cope.

  • Keep a consistent bedtime routine that promotes health for your child and personal time for yourself.
  • Don’t be too proud to ask for help and be accepting when it is offered. Take advantage of the resources available.
  • Team up. Trade child care with other families to create recreation time for everyone.

Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears, but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride.” –author unknown

Remember you’re not alone in your struggle. If stress starts affecting your life or you have parenting challenges weighing on your mind, counselors with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help.

If your employer offers an EAP through Mayo Clinic Health System, call 608-392-9530 or 800-493-3960 to set up your free, confidential appointment.

Not sure? Ask your supervisor if you have an EAP!

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