It Takes a Village To Raise a Parent

Parenting. It's fun. It's challenging. It crosses racial and ethnic and socioeconomic barriers. Oh, and once you have "it" figured out, everything changes. While it certainly takes a village to raise a child, this podcast focuses on the parent. We hope to learn from other parents while giving you, the listener, some actionable tips to help you become a better parent. Note: This podcast is sponsored by gDiapers. Learn more at
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Apr 18, 2017

Many people find themselves in the often difficult position of being a single parent. My guest today, Jessica, has been raising her daughter as a single parent. Jessica talks about some of the challenges she has faced and she has some great advice to share on things she has learned along her journey as a single parent. Listen in as Jessica gives some great advice for not just single parents, but for all parents as well. 

 Highlights from this episode:

  • Jessica’s decision to be a single parent
  • How Jessica’s family and faith provide support to her
  • The dynamics of dealing with a different set of rules between her home and her daughter’s father’s home
  • Why is is so important for single parents to put aside pettiness and focus on what’s best for their child
  • How Jessica’s daughter handles the split-time between her two homes
  • The relationship Jessica has forged with her daughter
  • The positive aspects of being a single parent
  • Jessica shares her advice to other single parents


Quotes by Jessica:

 “The hardest thing single parents will have to do is get along with the other person (parent) when they don’t want to.”

 “Single parents should humble themselves, check the pettiness.”

 “You have a choice on how you’re going to make it a positive relationship.”