I’ve seen threads re: poor parenting skills (mostly in the Pit), & threads on how to date single parents, & threads discussing how you effectively move your of-age children out of the house, etc, but this is just a quick tally, and something I got to thinking about as I viewed the photos of fellow Dopers on the recent Official Picture Thread of The Straight Dope (tho most of you look like children yourselves, in the very flush & vigor of youth!): who are the single parents around here, and out of curiosity, how many children are you raising? Even if you are no longer a single parent (new partnerships, etc), but were one once, I’d be interested in hearing from you. Anything else you care to mention is welcome as well (your successes, rewards, trials). I myself am a single mom with 2 sons, one pretty much “raised” at 18, and the other a young giant of 15.
And YES, I could examine more closely the thread on getting the 18-year-old out of the house! He’s attending a technical college here in town this fall, and I do fear he will live at home until he’s, oh, say, 30 or 35.
Single parents, please speak up!