The author examines some of the issues raised by single mothers and fathers at parenting workshops, such as: Do I have to fulfil two parenting roles? How can I manage my time better so that I can cope with the hectic demands of daily life? What can I do to build my child's self esteem? How do I find the money or the time for my own needs? She offers practical advice on dealing with the many routine challenges of single-handedly running a home while also managing a job and trying to maintain a personal life. She tackles the thorny issues of homework and discipline, dating and your child, facing psychological, behavioural and economic problems, and offers easily implementable ideas on how to create an environment of harmony, trust and open communication between parent and child. Rita Margow's honest approach and practical suggestions should be of interest any parent trying to raise a child successfully and retain a sense of well-being and harmony, despite the pressure of life today.