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How We Can Say Thank You for This National Single Parents Day

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How we can express our gratitude to all the single parents out there.

March 21st is National Single Parents Day. This day is set aside to recognize the dedication, sacrifice, and love that single parents give every day.  For those of us who were raised by single parents, hopefully, we recognize how hard our parents worked to give us the best quality of life they could.  Even if we weren’t raised by single parents, most of us know single parents that are giving it their all.  This is why it’s suggested to take a moment today to honor the single parents in our lives and let them know how much we appreciate and care for them.  This National Single Parents Day, here are some suggestions that we can consider to show our appreciation.

  • Offer Help

Frequently, the demands placed on single parents are often difficult burdens to carry.  This is why it would be lovely to make an effort and offer single parents in our lives a helping hand. By offering our time and assistance, we can show single parents that people are looking out for them.

  • Encourage Personal Time

Between work, childcare, and other everyday responsibilities, single parents do not usually have time for themselves.  This lack of self-care can lead to illness, increased stress, and feelings of burnout.  This is another reason for stepping up and helping single parents make time for themselves.  Whether this means taking on babysitting duties or shouldering some of their workloads, we may be able to have a direct impact on the quality of life for the parents and their families.

  • Be a Supportive Listener

It may also be helpful to make an effort to lend a sympathetic ear to the single parents in our lives.  Often, single parents do not have an outlet to express their frustrations and fears.  By making ourselves available, we allow an opportunity to be the confidants and support systems that single parents want and need.  Listening and letting the single parents in our lives vent is an easy way to show our support.

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we show our appreciation this National Single Parents Day.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.   Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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