How single fathers can get the support they need


It’s not easy being a single parent, which is why it’s important to surround yourself with family and friends who can help. This Father’s Day, reach out for the support you need so you can keep being an amazing dad. RELY ON FAMILY Loved ones are an invaluable source of support for single parents and there’s no shame in asking a relative or friend to babysit while you take a much-needed break. In fact, giving yourself time to re- charge allows you to be a more engaged and energetic parent. Let your kids be spoiled by their grandmother or doted on by their aunt. Taking time to relax and unwind is sure to do you good. FIND YOUR TRIBE You might feel isolated as a single father, but you’re not alone. In fact, the number of

households in Canada lead by single fathers has grown by nearly 35 per cent in the last two decades. Though it’s challenging to cultivate a so- cial life as a single parent, it can be immen- sely rewarding to build friendships with men who share your experiences, strug- gles and commitment to being a good dad. Plus, play dates are a great way to connect with other adults when you have young children. So whether it’s at the office, the gym or when you pick your kids up from school, take the time to meet and connect with other single fathers. Being a single parent isn’t easy. However, by reaching out to others you can share some of the responsibilities involved and give yourself time to recharge.

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