Love them, support them, and be a good example
That is good advice...and praying about God bringing the right men. Obviously there are people that take advantage of situations like these for evil purposes.
I also taught my son about being a gentleman from an early age. I saw God bring good men into my son's life. My son is 17 and has fine character.
I talked to him early on about values, and the importance of having character..in age appropriate ways.
Blessings on being a mom!
I'm trying to find out this answer myself!
Start with a good Church. Being good Christians and having good Christian families will make them know the Holy Bible and follow God's way.
Monitor what they learn after school, and ask them what they did while in School.
From your questions and the way each give answer will make you know which one is going astray, then you can know how to give special attention to that one.
My dad died when I was 2 and my brother was 6 weeks old I think we grew up OK. I wish I could give you a better answer
1. She is in control.
2. She is honest and truthful to them.
3. She lets them be who they are.
4. She loves them for who they are.
5. She makes them deal with the consequences of their actions.
6. She lets them know the whereabouts and everything else about their father(s).
I was raised by a single mother, and I like to think of myself as a good man.
There are no barriers to you raising a good man, but what you (and he) may find difficult is raising a man to fit into male society.
Of course, you want to teach him respect for women. From your relationships with other men, and your relationship with him, he will see how men and women should treat one another.
In my case, some traditionally masculine traits and experiences are missing. I never was interested in team sports or male bonding. I believe one can be a good man (perhaps even better), lacking those elements.
You raise them to be a good person ... period.
I wouldn't raise a daughter any differently than a son.
Just instill in them a sense of what's right and wrong. Encourage them to respect themselves and others .. become independent thinkers and productive citizens.
They don't have to have to father to teach them how to be a good person. They just need a loving, caring, consistently involved influence in their lives.
Then you're doing all anyone could do. They'll be just fine.
make them listen to joel osteen......everyday
The fact that you're thinking about it has gotten you along way toward achieving that goal.
You're going to have a much easier time doing that then you would if you were with someone... especially if there was no harmony there. You'll be FINE. Just let your instincts and wisdom guide you as you nurture them into adult life.
Just be there for them when they need you to start with. Be honest about their dad too.
You'll know what to tell them when the time comes :) and how to be there for them is instinctive... Actually you are thinking ahead and thats a good start already :)
Time, attention and patience... In my opinion, those are the key ingredients :)
Yes! See... I know you are doing fine already... :) don't worry too much, you're alright... :)