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Success and the Single Parent

Being a parent is tough; being a single parent, even more so. There are many difficulties and changes associated with being a single parent – for one thing, all the day-to-day responsibilities are on one parent's shoulders. Single parents often face issues of judgment from others, conflict with children over the absent parent, stress, and frustration. If parents are awarded joint custody, the challenges can be more intense.

Our Single Parenting course is designed to provide tips, ideas, and solutions to some of the most common problems single parents face, as well as celebrate the joys of a single parent family. The course will also define words and phrases associated with single parenting situations and suggest ways for handling difficult discussions with the children.

This course also includes lessons on behavior issues of single parent children, balancing your single parent life, financial challenges and strategies, and parental self-care.

The Single Parenting course is ideal for single parents and appropriate for individuals studying child development or related fields.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: What Is a Single Parent?

Now, in the early part of the 21st century, for a variety of reasons, single-parent families account for about 28 percent of all family units at any one time. 11 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Single-Parent Families; Blended Family; 7 survival tips for single parents
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Behavior Patterns of Single-Parent Children

While its true that any child can exhibit unacceptable behavior, aggression and behavioral problems, including misbehavior at school, are higher for children in single parent families versus children in two parent (intact) families. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Why Do Single-Parent Families Put Children at Risk?; Parenting and parent predictors of changes in child Behavior problems
  • Complete: Exam 2

Lesson 3: The Benefits of Single-Parent Families

Even though single-parent families face many challenges, there are many benefits involved, as well. This lesson will explore those benefits. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Benefits to Being a Single Parent; Top 10 Advantages of Single Parenting
  • Complete: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Single-Parenting Challenges

In Lesson 4, well discuss the challenges and disadvantages for both parents and children in a single-parent household. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Single-Parent Families - The Effects On Children; The Challenges of Single Parenthood; Single-Parent Families - Challenges Of Single-parenting
  • Complete: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Co-parenting and Visitation

Parental interactions, how far parents live from one another, age of children all these things, and more, come into play when crafting a plan for parental visitation and custody. The most important consideration, however, is the welfare of the children. 12 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Child Custody Parenting Plans; Co-Parenting After Divorce; The Do's and Don'ts of Co-Parenting Well; Co-Parenting with Your Ex
  • Complete: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Dealing With the Non-Custodial Parent

This lesson will discuss various types of hostile or inconsistent non-custodial parents and possible resources. This information applies specifically to divorced parents. 13 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Child Custody, Child Support and Visitation; What Should You do if The Non-Custodial Parent Refuses to Visit the Children?
  • Complete: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Balancing Your Single-Parent Life

This lesson will explore some of the balancing challenges single parents face, ways to help ease the stress, and cope with various situations. 11 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Take a Deep Breath; Stress; Work-Life Balance Tips for Single Parents; Finding a healthy balance: The single parent formula
  • Complete: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Money and Finances

This lesson will explore various strategies for managing money as a single parent. 12 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: The Working Poor; Budget; Financial Help for Single Parents - Where to Look; Stretch One Income: Financial Help for Single Parents
  • Complete: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Self-Care

This lesson will explore why and how to practice good self-care. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Make Time for Yourself
  • Complete: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Roads to Success for Single-Parent Families

In our final lesson, we will explore some ways to build Team Family and how to talk honestly, yet appropriately, with your children. 69 Total Points
  • Review Article: Helping children adjust to single-parent families
  • Take Poll: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating
  • Complete: Exam 10
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Single Parenting 101
Course Number: 8900327
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Support/Advice
CEU Value: 0.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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