The Complete Single Mother: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Concerns [NOOK Book]

Overview

Your best resource now completely revised and updated!

Being a single mother isn't easy--but with The Complete Single Mother, Third Edition, it just got easier. Long the most popular source of encouragement and advice for single moms, this engaging, enlightening guide explores such important issues as:

  • Finances
  • Dealing with the absent ...
See more details below
The Complete Single Mother: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Concerns

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 29%)$14.95 List Price

Overview

Your best resource now completely revised and updated!

Being a single mother isn't easy--but with The Complete Single Mother, Third Edition, it just got easier. Long the most popular source of encouragement and advice for single moms, this engaging, enlightening guide explores such important issues as:

  • Finances
  • Dealing with the absent father
  • Custody
  • Dating and remarriage
With a new chapter devoted to children with special needs, as well as inspirational sidebars about famous single mothers, this updated classic is the supportive, one-stop handbook you'll turn to again and again!

The Complete Single Mother is written by the founder of the National Organization of Single Mothers and a psychologist with extensive experience working with single parent families.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

American Baby Magazine
Written by the founder and director of the National Organization of Single Mothers, this comprehensive guide explains what nearly ten million American single mothers need to know to overcome the challenges of daily life with dignity, wisdom, and courage. "Provides a world of support for women who often feel alone."
Library Journal
With more than nine million American women raising children alone by choice or out of necessity, it is surprising that most books on pregnancy and parenting still assume that the two-parent family is the norm. These two manuals written by single mothers offer useful, practical advice for women raising children alone. They include information on medical care, financial management, legal matters, career planning, social life, support networks, and dealing with family members. The Tippinses' book deals only with pregnancy and the baby's first year. It is organized chronologically by pregnancy trimester so that women can be prepared for the child's arrival. It includes sample agreements for women using sperm donors and co-parenting agreements, as well as a bibliography and resource list. The budget-planning advice is excellent. Engber and Klungness, writing in the tone of self-help books, cover the same topics, but they place more emphasis on the mother's self-esteem and other psychosocial issues. They also include child-development and parenting information about older children as well as a bibliography and resource list. Both books are more comprehensive than Jane Mattes's Single Mother by Choice (Times Bks., 1994) and Caryl Walker Kruger's Single with Children (Abingdon, 1993). They are highly recommended for all parenting collections.Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal.
Mary Carroll
"Traditional family" fanatics will hate this book, in which columnist Engber--founder of the National Organization of Single Mothers and "SingleMOTHER" newsletter--and psychologist Klungness offer other single moms some 400 pages of encouraging, practical advice on meeting the challenges of parenting without partners. In part 1, Engber and Klungness look at the various ways women "become" single mothers--through divorce, widowhood, adoption, donor insemination, or pregnancy outside marriage--and the special demands of each situation. In part 2, the authors focus on how single moms can handle pregnancy and birth, maintaining a household and maintaining their self-esteem alone, and in part 3, they talk turkey about the day-to-day difficulties of "raising terrific kids." They address in part 4 relations "outside" the family unit: with a supportive (or not-so-supportive) ex; with relatives and ex-relatives; with friends, other single moms, coworkers, "dates," and new partners. Full of helpful sidebars--checklists, do's and don'ts, tips on dealing with everyone from nosy neighbors to public agencies--and answers to questions from readers of Engber's newsletter and column, it belongs in most libraries.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440518065
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 3/8/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 580,589
  • File size: 4 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 9 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Wonderfully insightful

    I originally found this book at a library for a research paper I was writing. I ended up buying it because the resources were so helpful. A lot of what is said is common sense, but it helps to have another spell it out. I have not been able to go through it all at this point, but refer to it often. Now that my class is done, I will have much more time to concentrate on this fabulous book. Nothing isn't covered!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    Psychologist

    This is truly a fabulous book. It is incredibly informative, readable and comprehensive. It's hard to imagine a single mother issue that is not covered. And, while it is worthwhile for both women contemplating single motherhood as well as those who are already there, I can't recall any other resource that so carefully addresses the many issues related to single-mother-to-be concerns. In addition to using it as a resource in my work as a psychologist,I will heartily recommend this book to my clients.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2006

    Single parent and special ed. teacher

    I found this book to be a valuable resource. It contains useful and practical information for single parents. The sections on exceptional children were especially relevant. As a special education teacher, I have met many single parents of children with disabilities. The information contained in the book would be invaluable for them. I highly recommend this book for all single parents.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2006

    The single mother's bible.

    This is a must for all Single Mothers,Dads too! I can't tell you how many friends , friends of friends and family members I have given a copy or refered this book to. All were very appreciative and since have done like wise. Therefore,if you have a friend who is a single parent, even if they have been one for years, it's never too late to refer them to what I lovingly call the Single Mothers Bible. The 'Do's and Don't' of single motherhood are always on the money whether you 'Did or Didn't'. So, read it, learn and relax The Complete Single Mother has got you covered.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2006

    Great Advice for Single Mother's

    As soon as I opened this book I was hooked. This book is filled with comforting advice. 'The Complete Single Mother' cover's every issue imaginable that single mother's face. Advice from single mother's to single mother's- it's frank & honest. You learn how to be a better mother and a better person.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2006

    Unique and informative

    This book gives all one needs to know about the joys and pitfalls of single motherhood. Nobody said it would be easy, but with Dr. Klungness' insightful and erudite writing it makes it all come together quite easily. Read this book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2006

    At least there's something for us...

    It's very frustrating to look for books on single parenting and find nothing but divorce survival manuals and academic text books on the sociology of a select group some yahoo wrote to get a PhD. As an educated & professional never married, I was happy to have found this book when I was expecting. I still flip through it from time to time. The authors offer sound real world advice on functioning solo and are very encouraging. No matter how we became single, it can be an intimidating and scary place at first- the guidance offered in this book takes some of the edge off.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)