Kudos to single mothersHappy Mother's Day to all the Mothers.
Mother's day is a such an emotional day for all the children and their mothers. Mothers get to feel special for at least one day for the prolonged mammoth task of properly parenting a child performed by them for 365 days. What mothers are to their children, only the children know in their heart. But what is a mother to a child who does not have a father? A single mother, who either chose to be a single parent or is single currently due to a separation from the father or the sudden demise of the father or any other reason, has to not only mother a child but also father a child. Only single mothers can tell you how difficult it is. At times, the child feels lonesome when he sees other children playing and bonding with their fathers. Yes, a mother is the entire world to the kid. But a father is the Moon to that world. When a mother is a very strict, father is the shelter for that kid, when a mother is too meticulous and scrupulous mentor for a kid, father is the breeze of fun and rule break. It is sometimes the other way round too.
But what happens to the kids who don't have a father due to any reason? Then the mother has to role play of both parents. When time demands she has to be a strict parent, then again she has to show the child, that she is her best possible patron. It is a very tough and mentally exhausting job. What's more difficult and saddening is the demeaning treatment such single mothers get from the society and the children get from their friends and relatives. Those who are single mothers in ISC can vouch for it.
I want to dedicate this thread to all the single mothers this Mother's Day. Please come and share your experiences of parenting the child. If you know a single mother, then please share her experience too. Kudos for the all the effort that you take to make your child successful without the help and mental support from anyone.