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mdrooney Thu 23-Oct-08 22:07:55

I have been a lone parent to my two dds for over 7yrs and its been a struggle we were left homeless and have been in tempary accomadation for over 5yrs, I built my conferdance back up after a bad break up getting a part time job, but it has been tough going fo dds and money has always been tight luckily they have always gone to good schools, but there werent many lone parents and I always felt that dds were judged a little at there old primary school , but Tonight I have been to dd1 yr 8 parents evening, I have always known that dds are fairly bright and really havnt ever struggled at school but dd1s parent evening tonight was fantasic she is in top sets for most subjects and her teachers have nothing but praise for her accedimacally and socially, and she might take a couple of gcses early (not sure were her brains come from) Its just that some times I feel I failed the dds because of the break up of me and their dad (maybe just the chip on my shoulder) but tonight I was so proud of dd1 and you know what I was a little proud of myself, not sure why I wanted to share this maybe its because I have beaten myself up so many times about being a lone parent.

madrose Thu 23-Oct-08 22:09:12

that is so lovely. you've done a good job with your girls

wessexgirl Thu 23-Oct-08 22:09:45

So you should be (really proud, I mean).

smilesmilesmile; you're obviously a fab mum and nobody should judge you as anything else.

mdrooney Thu 23-Oct-08 22:45:29

Thanks madrose and wessexgirl, at dds old primary it was quite wealthy with dds friends having lots of extra activites and most having tutors , which just wasnt the option for us, I have never pushed dds hard accedemically just hopefully guided in the right direction, dd1 was the only one from her primary to go to her secondry most going to the grammer or private school and I felt that I had let her down, by not giving her the opptunitys the other girs had. its hard being a parent never mind a lone parent, and its so nice to think that I might have failed in some ways but i seem to be getting it right with dds and feel a great sense of achivment tonight. I have always been proud of the girls but its nice to here it.

KaplumbagaBloodyBones Thu 23-Oct-08 22:48:25

You are right to be proud. You have done a great job. Just shows money isn't everything. smile

brightwell Fri 24-Oct-08 07:06:17

Well done, you need to be proud of yourself aswell, it's not easy being a lone parent.

Parsleypants Fri 24-Oct-08 07:38:43

Well done dd and well done you. I'm a lone parent too so know how hard it is at times and it sounds like you've had a horribly rough ride. You've obviously kept it together though (when I'm sure it would have been easier to stay under the duvet and cry some days) and you're doing a marvellous job with your dds. smile

pinkdiamonds4me Fri 24-Oct-08 12:21:44

well done you

cantpickyourfamily Fri 24-Oct-08 13:35:59

it sems you have tried your best but always worried your dd's have been missing out but you must have done something right as dd is successful at school... well done smile

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