Most people may picture a family with two parents. However, for many people, the reality is that they are the only parent. Although raising a child as a single parent can bechallenging, it can also be rewarding. Most common are the single mothers.
Being mother is one of the most important events in the life of a woman, causes, no doubt, a huge change in their identity and maybe one of the most successful. However, some situations in life can make of this experience an even greater challenge, and even be perceived as impossible to overcome. This is the case of women whoare single mothers.
A common worry for all single mothers will be that have to take care of that child alone without the support of a partner, in other words, "to make mom and dad at the same time,both economically and emotionally. In Mexico be single mother is very common. These women are of great admiration for me and I have not doubt that also for others.
The single mother´s fear is thatby not having a masculine figure, the child develops emotional problems. Regardless of whether a boy or girl, it is important that this baby has a masculine figure near, as it may be a grandfather oruncle. Specifically in the case of a boy, this will help to identify with him as a man. In regard to the girl, the mother will help to build a positive image of the opposite sex. Although isdifficult for some single mother. Already that they have had experiences.
A very common fear, and very understandable, is the fear of loneliness, to not being able find partners who have a child now. Itis also possible for all the time you have to devote to their work and boy care, it is difficult to meet someone.
If you are single mothers you need to know that you are not alone. Currently thereare organizations that you provide assistance. In San Francisco de Campeche there are “El instituto de la Mujer”, DIF Estatal and the CNDH (national commission for human rights).
By Amy and Alice