Welcome, everyone! It is such a good thing to have a community of support around you, and that is just what Solo Parent Life has become. Community support for a solo parent can mean the difference between giving up and growing strong during what can be a truly difficult season of parenthood. What makes this community even better is that it is inclusive of all types of solo parents, including single dads! I’m thankful that I can bring a single dad’s perspective to you today.
My guest is Robert Beeson, who hosts his own podcast for us solo folks, “Solo Parent Society.” Robert has a big heart and an even bigger idea of what having a community mindset is all about. After a divorce that left him the full-time caregiver of his three girls, Robert decided that he had an opportunity to get rooted in his identity, strengthen his faith, and come out of a season of hardship even stronger than before. Solo Parent Society was born out of a desire to create resources that single parents can use—free from judgment!
Through Solo Parent Society, Robert is taking the idea of community support group right to the people who need it most. He is right on the brink of launching Solo Parent Society material nationally, and I am excited that he gets the chance to be on the show. He adds so much value to our ongoing discussion about parenthood with vulnerability, passion, and a lot of inspiring personal growth. I hope you are ready because his passion is infectious.
- Robert shares why he created his podcast.
- Becoming a single parent can really strip away our identities.
- Single Parenthood can be life-changing in a positive way.
- The power of support groups for recovery.
- Finding a grounding point is key to finding yourself in the seasons of parenthood.
- There were not a lot of resources for single parents to build community, so Robert knew he needed to step in.
- There is value in telling our stories.
- Words of hope for those who might be struggling.
- How meditation and religious chanting has given Robert clarity.
- Have real conversations with your kids. Be present with them.
- How the Solo Parent Society has grown from a Nashville phenomenon and is growing nationally.
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