A counselor might be able to help you and your child talk about problems, fears or concerns.
When you're ready to make the introduction, explain to your child some of your new partner's positive qualities.
Don't expect your new partner and your child to become close immediately, however.
Single-parent families also generally have lower incomes and less access to health care.
Juggling work and child care can be financially difficult and socially isolating.
Signs and symptoms of depression may include social isolation; feeling sad, alone or unloved; disliking one’s looks; irritability; and a sense of hopelessness.
If you see these signs in your child or teen, talk to his or her doctor.
To send positive messages about the opposite sex: Being a single parent can be a challenging but rewarding experience.
By showing your child love and respect, talking honestly and staying positive, you can lessen your stress and help your child thrive.
Being a single parent can result in added pressure, stress and fatigue.
If you're too tired or distracted to be emotionally supportive or consistently discipline your child, behavioral problems might arise.
More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it.