Kathleen M. Waddington




Whether by choice or the result of an unpredictable predicament, heading a two-person family is probably not what you anticipated as a youngster looking toward the future. Perhaps you envisioned having a conventional family of your own, but that plan was stumped in the making by illness, separation, divorce, or death of a partner. Or, maybe, you found yourself of an age where the traditional family scenario was no longer obtainable. Whatever the circumstances, single parenting has it's challenges.

In Parent and Child, author Kathleen M. Waddington offers practical advice for single parents raising a child on their own. Based on her personal experiences and those of other single parents, she addresses a host of topics, including: living in the moment, creating your community, discipline, managing stress, the pursuit of happiness, enhancing confidence, and more.

Offering guidance for a variety of stages in the parenting journey, Parent and Child recommends letting go of the fallacy that bigger is better and begin to appreciate the advantages of being part of a smaller family unit. It shows you how to discover ways of embracing challenges fueled with courage, strength, and integrity.


Single parenting guidance book



A fabulous guide book for single parents throughout all stages of parenting. Much of what is written is not only relevant to parenting but anyone reading the book. I loved it and would highly recommend it.

A page turner! A very informative book for any parent raising a family. It addresses many issues pertaining to parenting and self development. Very well written...inspirational...loved it!

  • An amazing book! Brilliant in every aspect.

  • Easy To Read

  • Page-Turner

  • Well Written

  • Wonderful advice for any and every parent.






When Kathleen Waddington unexpectedly became a single parent a decade ago when her relationship broke down, she began scouring libraries and bookshops for advice on raising a child alone.

The dearth of available information inspired Waddington to write a book based on her own experiences, along with her observations of other single parents. 

She aimed to empower other single parents by: highlighting the benefits of raising a child alone, letting go of limitations, and building confidence in parenting skills by strengthening physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Kathleen M. Waddington fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. She planned to marry and have a large family. It didn't happen that way. Instead, she became a single parent to one child. Waddington lives with her teenage son in Melbourne. She currently works as a nurse, midwife, and hypnobirthing practitioner.

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