Dads get a lot of flack. In America alone, 24 million children grow up without their dads. It’s not only sad, it’s horrific.
But, not all dads fit the statistics. Some dads are single parents, too, through no choice of their own. Others are amazing daddies who act like adults and co-parent their babies. Some dads are not only amazing husbands, but are also incredible, involved role models for their kids.
My dad is one of the top-notch ones. In fact, when I think of what a “dad” should be, I think of him.
Not only has he proven that good men do exist, he’s proven that great dads exist, too.
And, he’s helped make me the mother I am today.
I am, quite possibly, Ed Sheeran’s biggest fan. I was one of those people who stalked Google Play the day his two newest singles, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” were set to release. I’m not ashamed.
I listened to “Shape of You” non-stop until the rest of his album released. Then I had a whole new slew of songs to enjoy, but that one was still one of my favorites.
And then, I came across this blogger who made a totally hilarious parody of “Shape of You” that all mommies can surely relate to. I mean, no one likes the smell of their baby’s poo, no matter how adorable their baby is, right?
We live in a world where being a single mother has a lot of negative connotations associated with it. While we can mostly agree that raising a child with both parents available is the perfect scenario, things do not always align with our dream world.
Single mothers face cultural bias in many societies around the world. Unfortunately, many view these families as incomplete without a father figure.
Trust me, I know. I’m one myself.
According to a 2016 study by the United States Census Bureau, there were 12 million single parent households in the United States. Single moms were responsible for 80% of those households. But, does that give the single mom help and understanding she needs for support?
Sneaky Ways to Improve a Child’s Reading Skills? Is That Allowed?
Reading is a task that is unfortunately just not as interesting to today’s children as it used to be. Do the children you know willingly grab a book to read or look at? Most likely, no. They would rather waste their days away staring at a small screen listening to “Daddy Finger, Daddy Finger, where are you?” over and over again while Peppa Pig and Batman battle each other to the death. Hence, it can be difficult to improve a child’s reading skills when they don’t want to read.
Although it does not make much sense to parents who would KILL to have five minutes to themselves to read each day, it is a sad reality with today’s youth. So, how can you improve your child’s reading skills even if they do not enjoy reading?