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Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

This course is for everyone!

Course Topics

Lesson 1: What is a Single Parent?

Lesson 2: Behavior Patterns of Single Parent Children

Lesson 3: The Benefits of Single Parent Families

Lesson 4: Single Parenting Challenges

Lesson 5: Co-parenting and Visitation

Lesson 6: Dealing With the Non-Custodial Parent

Lesson 7: Balancing Your Single Parent Life

Lesson 8: Money and Finances

Lesson 9: Self-Care

Lesson 10: Roads to Success for Single Parent Families

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written assignment.

A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what it means to be a single parent.
  • Describe behavior patterns of single-parent children.
  • Describe the benefits of single-parent families.
  • Recognize single-parenting challenges.
  • Identify co-parenting and visitation.
  • Determine ways to dealing with the non-custodial parent.
  • Describe methods for balancing your single-parent life.
  • Recognize how money and finances affect single-parenting.
  • Know successful strategies you can use or recommend for single-parent families, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Exam 110
Exam 210
Exam 310
Exam 410
Exam 512
Exam 613
Exam 711
Exam 812
Exam 99
Exam 1013
The Final Exam50
Total Points:161

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