British actor, Hugh Grant, welcomed a new addition to his bachelor life. In early October, his baby girl was born to a woman who has yet to be revealed. ¬†“He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive.” Grant’s rep told UsMagazine.com. The About a Boy star has never been married, but he admitted to Vogue in 2007 that he was ready for fatherhood, stating that he was “…quite keen to find someone else to care about more.” The 51-year-old seems to have gotten his wish and, according to close sources, is extremely thrilled to accept the new challenge of raising of child.
How do you make sure your child feels loved as a single parent?
Although you are not raising your child in an ideal situation, make it clear to them that just because Mommy and Daddy are not together does not mean that they are loved any less:
1. Be there: As the old saying goes, “Actions speak louder than words.” Prove to your child that you aren’t going to leave his or her side. Be at sporting events, musicals, recitals and art shows. Be as present as possible in your child’s life.
2. Get help when needed: There’s no doubt that being a single parent is tough. If your child’s mother or father isn’t in the mix, make sure to reach out for help from family and friends when you need it. It’s much better than making your child feel neglected because you don’t have enough time to dedicate to them.
3. ¬†Tell them: Let your child know that they are loved every single day day, not only by you, but by your former partner and extended family.
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