Consider waiting until you've established a solid relationship with someone before introducing him or her to your child.
When you're ready to make the introduction, explain to your child some of your new partner's positive qualities.
By showing your love and respect, talking honestly and staying positive, you can lessen the stress of single parenting and help your child thrive.
Single mothers and fathers in need of financial assistance to make ends meet can apply for single parent grants.
These programs can provide supplemental funds that may be used to help moms and dads on a low income to afford the necessary expenses that come with raising a child.
Many single-parent families are the result of divorce or separation.
If this is the case in your family, talk to your child about the changes you're facing.
Listen to your child's feelings and try to answer his or her questions honestly — avoiding unnecessary details or negativity about the other parent.Remind your child that he or she did nothing to cause the divorce or separation and that you'll always love him or her.A counselor might be able to help you and your child talk about problems, fears or concerns.Try to regularly communicate with your child's other parent about your child's care and well-being to help him or her adapt.If you're dating, consider the impact your new romantic partner will have on your child.Look for a partner who will treat both you and your child with respect.