The statistics on single parent households can look pretty grim. Most parents have heard that children do best in a two-parent home.
However, the reality is that for many parents, this is not an option. Many circumstances conspire to make a two-parent household impossible for parents.
Help, however, has arrived at First Baptist Church of Navarre with the new Single & Parenting series lead by Linda Ranson Jacobs. Jacobs spent many years as a single mother herself, and as an author, speaker and trainer, she has a wealth of experience and education on which to draw.
Jacobs has worked with single parents for years, but the Single & Parenting program is new. The 13 week, small group sessions are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the FBC administration building.
Designed to be group support, members can network with and help each other deal with the day to day challenges of being a single parent.
"I was a single parent for years," said Jacobs, "I also ran a therapeutic child care where many of the children lived in single parent homes. I saw how hard it was for them especially if they didn't have a support system around."
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