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Top tips from single parents

We've collected practical tips from the experts, single parents themselves, to give you advice and ideas. Filter by topic or find out more by following the links.

Talk about your family to help prevent bullying

We talk about families a lot, we try to give (my daughter) the language to talk about having lesbian parents. It’s likely at some point she’ll get bullied for something, but we want to make sure she feels strong enough in her identity and the complexity of her identity to be able to say ‘this is who I am, deal with it’, rather than it being a source of vulnerability.

Mum

Advice if your child is being bullied

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Talk to your children's school

In nursery they completely missed the opportunity on mother’s day and they sent my daughter home with only one gift. The next year I contacted the school before to say please let her make two things, she has two mothers.

Mum, 2 children

Information for LGBT+ single parents

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Talk about your donor

We’ve always talked about ‘donor dad’, that he’s someone who helped us out to make you.

Mum, 2 children

Information for LGBT+ single parents

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Talk about your family

We talk about people have different families a lot, saying you’ve got two mummies but we’re not married anymore, we don’t live together.

Mum, 2 children

Information for LGBT+ single parents

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