J (red_inuzuka) wrote in parenting101,
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A friend of mine is thinking about becoming a single mother and I'm trying to find various opinions that can help her. If you can, please single parents, answer a few of my questions.

*Was single parenthood a choice or a surprise? (I'm only wondering so I can see if it might effect your answers to the other questions)
*Would you do it over again? (beyond "Of course, because I wouldn't have my baby if I didn't". More like, would you have the baby or taken more precautions if you knew what you know now about parenthood)
*What might you regret about single parenthood, if anything?
*What advice would you give other women thinking of single motherhood?
*What did/would you say when your child asked where his father is? Esp if the father is alive and well somewhere and just not present in the child's life. Would it be easier to say you don't know the father, or that he just isn't around?
*What parenting classes or support groups helped you?
*What books might you recommand that talk about single parenthood?
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