Single Parent Strength
Share your #SingleParentStrength
If you’re a single parent or you grew up in a single parent family, you already know that single parents have one thing in common: inner strength.
The strength to cope with tough times.
The strength to put their children’s needs above all else.
The strength to be amazing role models.
We think it’s time everyone recognised #SingleParentStrength.
Join us. Tell us about a memory or experience that shows just how strong single parents can be. Share your #SingleParentStrength.
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What does #SingleParentStrength mean to you?
We asked single mums and dads, as well as children of single parents, to share a time or memory where they recognised #SingleParentStrength. Click on the images below to see what they had to say, and share your #SingleParentStrength by completing the form on this page.
"I was born in 1948, illegitimate. Mum worked, and so I was left with my great-grand father whom I adored. He gave me so much advice from his store of wisdom. I never wanted to find my father as I had so much love from my mum. Why reach for the moon when I already had the stars?"
Wayne Sleep OBE
“I lost everything pretty much overnight. I lost my house, I lost my car, I lost my income and it was an incredibly difficult time. I knew that I had to make a decision about how I was going to move forwards and the key thing for me at that point was that my sons didn’t miss out and didn’t lose out”
Ali Golds – single mum of three
"Being a single mum made me very resilient & tenacious. I just made ways to make things work & I’ve been finding ways to make things work for the past 13 years"
Emily Morris – single mum of one
“I believe that us as single parents have been given that little bit of extra strength because we’re only one person fighting for what we believe in: trying to achieve a better life for our children”
Lidia Peto – single mum of one
"I owe so much to my mum, who was a single parent from when I was just a few months old…She encouraged my independence and really formed the foundations on which I have led a successful and fulfilled life"
Chris Bonington – child from a single parent family
"Six years ago my life changed for the better. I got the job I’m in now and I absolutely love it…Yeah life & finances are still a struggle sometimes but i know I’m more fortunate now"
Jeff Sheldon-Gwinneth – single dad of two
“Being a single parent has given me huge strength and determination to be the best version of myself”
Sam Missingham – single mum of one
“My friends ask me, how do you do it? How do you work full-time as a single parent? And the answer is, just barely”
Thea – single mum of one
One strong parent who loves them unconditionally is all some children have, and it’s all they need. As long as the lone parent is supported and feels confident and strong, the children are fine.