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The Best 5 Books for Children of Single Parents
One of the most powerful forces that influences us as both adults and children is what we see every day. People in our families, communities, friend groups at school and at work determine, in unconscious ways, what we assume to be possible. When it comes to single-mother families, the message in the media and popular culture is often one of struggle, poverty, loneliness, and lack. This chapter book is about Mama Possum and her brood of 13 babies who she must teach to survive in the mean world with some tough-love and an ever-watchful eye from afar. Moms love this series in part because seemingly solo Mama Llama is so freaking relatable and she teeters on the edge of blowing her stack as her little Llama Llama gets grumpy during holiday shopping, refuses to share with his playmates, takes all his frustrations out on the poor woman, and will not stay in bed already.
Sep 25, With so many divorced families, why are there more children's books depicting single parents? Fruit & Veggie Mom (@Eatfruitnveggie3h).
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That is, stories which feature single parents and celebrate the diversity of families around us. The more all children are aware of the wonderful diversity of families out there, the better. No matter what by Debi Gliori — beautiful imagery with a lovely heart warming message about the love of a single mum. Wish by Emma Dodd — a rhyming story about a pup and their parent. Our story by the Donor Conception Network — a great way to introduce the idea of donor conception to little ones, recently updated to add a more positive spin on the decision to parent solo. My mum and me by Penny Johnson and Kirsten Irving — a lovely story about how much mums will do for their little ones.
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