Happy Father’s Day Single Dads!

“Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears. But also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride!”-Unknown-

The most challenging job while raising a child for a father is when he is handling the situations all alone. Fathers around the world have raised children all by themselves and done an excellent job of it, at times, even better than a woman.

When I was a child, it was the woman, the mother, who tended to be the more nurturing of the two parents, and her main role was to raise the children. Way back then, most women were housewives. While men loved and cared for their children, they didn’t have the opportunity to spend as much time with them as mom did. The father’s main goal was to provide food, shelter, and security for their families.

I don’t envy single dads, especially if they have to care for a daughter.

In the 21st century, the mentality has changed. Many couples are separated. Women want equal rights and have a career to follow. Some wind up single parents because of the death of the partner. When it’s the woman that passes away, the father has to play two roles.

Wishing all dads a  Happy Father’s Day!

If you’re a single dad, hang in there, I’m sure you’ll do a great job of raising your children.

Author: eleanorannpeterson

As a child, I spent my summer holidays by the swamp catching tadpoles and other creepy critters or running after wild animals. I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up. But destiny turned my life around - I moved to Italy, where I obtained my BS in Environmental Sciences and Territorial Management. When not working in our family-run business, I write, read, play with clay, doodle, and go on scavenger hunts in the woods, followed by my six cats.

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