Friends of a Single Parent
Try to put yourself in the single parents place.
“Do unto others as you would be done by,”
Listen, Listen, Listen and then listen some more.
Console, Console, Console.
Don’t be an authority or know-it-all.
Avoid asking personal questions.
Always be positive.
Know that the single parent feels uncomfortable answering your questions.
Let them tell you their needs – then help them with their needs, if possible.
ASK, “Is there something I can do for you?”…“Do you need anything?”…“Can I help with the children for an afternoon?”…
Listen – they need to talk about their new life.
Refrain from giving advice unless they specifically ask for it.
Love them with all your heart.
They need you as part of their support group.
“A real friend is one who walks in when
the rest of the world walks out.”
“A friend is someone who is there for you
when he’d rather be anywhere else.”
“A friend is one who believes in you
when you have ceased to believe in yourself.”