Single Parenting

Parenting sites come and go on the internet. Often they start out with dedication and zeal, only to get co-opted by commercial opportunities and forums full of spam. If you find any great ones that aren't listed here, please let us know. If you find too many crappy ones here (and one is too many), let us know that, too.

For Either Parent

Parent Helpline - Kentucky Call Now
800-432-9251
Confidential assistance with parenting problems.

Parents Without Partners
national web site
www.parentswithoutpartners.org
Founded in 1957, PWP is a national organization of over 400 local chapters that sponsor educational programs for the single parent, family and youth activities, community service projects, parent socials such as dances, birthday dinners, etc. Single parents only! The groups themselves come and go, so we won't list any here. Check the website for current listings.

Active Parenting
www.activeparenting.com
Publications and classes are offered for single parents, grandparents, and foster parents, addressing a variety of parenting issues such as divorce, loss, teen pregnancy, special needs...

Parent News
Website of Parent Magazine
www.parent.net

Positive Parenting
www.positiveparenting.com
Classes and workshops are fee-based, but the blog is free.

Single parenting
www.singleparents.about.com
Like a magazine, the current articles keep changing, but the previous ones are archived and available.


For Single Mothers

DivorcedMoms.com
http://divorcedmoms.com/
This wide-ranging and well-organized site calls itself "the leading resource and community for divorced moms to connect, communicate, express their passion and thoughts, share experiences and find expert information and advice." No argument there.

SingleMothersGrants
www.singlemothersgrants.org
This site provides state-by-state information to help low income families find financial assistance programs. Our directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent and medical bills.\

Grants for Single Mothers
www.grantsforsinglemother.org
The site is among the web's top educational resource focused on helping single moms. Topics include single mom financial aid, scholarship resources, food and housing programs, parenting advice, and related information. The site is maintained by a single mom, Lindsay Blanche, to help and educate other single moms in need.

SingleMom.com
www.singlemom.com
Single moms will find dating and relationship advice here, tips on how to live on a budget, how to eat and live healthily, and parenting advice. There are also tips and resources on financial aid for education, scholarships, grants, loans, information on support with basic necessities, affordable housing, assistance and health care, child care, child support and legal information, and much more.


For Single Fathers

Fatherhood Initiative
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/healthy-marriage/responsible-fatherhood
HHS and its regional offices are working to coordinate fatherhood activities throughout the states and have sponsored a variety of forums to bring together local public and private organizations and individuals to support fathers' involvement in their families and communities.

National Fathers' Resource Center
https://fathers4kids.com
Fathers for Equal Rights, Inc. is a Chapter 501(c)3, non-profit organization with an elected Board of Directors, serving Fathers Rights since 1973. It is your advocate for equal parenting responsibility and fosters the father-child relationship.

Single fatherhood
www.fatherhood.about.com
The featured articles here are updated frequently, but all seemed to be archived somewhere at about.com. Pretty great resource if you can find your way to what you want with the site's search engine.