Being raised by a single dad affords a child a number of opportunities which are to be celebrated and cherished throughout childhood.

Being raised by a single dad teaches a child a plethora of lessons which are to be remembered and passed on to their own children when the day comes.

And being raised by a single dad will not always be easy, but it will definitely be worth any pitfalls because the peaks, memories and experiences will be carried long into adulthood.

Here are just five of the best things about being raised by a single dad.

1. The opportunity to learn from each other

When you’re raised by a single dad, you are part of a very special team.

You look out for him just as much as he looks out for you.

It’s all about having each other’s backs.

2. The opportunity to be ‘one of the guys’

Boy or girl, you will be privy to information which will give you access to the coveted ‘guy’s club’.

Initiation includes breaking wind, belching and learning how to curse in foreign languages.

You may not want membership, but you’ll certainly be worthy of inclusion.

3. The opportunity to be friends with an adult as a child

Friendships with grown-ups can be tricky, but when you’re raised by a single dad you don’t get any choice.

Yes, he’s your dad, but he’s also your buddy, your rock and your best friend.

This is one friendship which is guaranteed to last a lifetime

4. The opportunity to teach an adult a thing or two

No matter what people might say, adults don’t know everything and no one is more aware of this than the child of a single dad.

He may claim to know all there is to know , but sneak a peek at him choosing tampons for his teenage daughter and you’ll soon learn that he may need a helping hand from time to time.

But no worries because she’ll be there to give it.

5. The opportunity to watch an adult grow alongside you

When you’re raised by a single dad, your presence means he never stops maturing and learning, long after he ever thought he would.

Your relationship is a daily education and your teamwork affords you an insight into his strengths and weaknesses.

There’s something pretty wonderful about knowing your arrival ignited a whole host of new lessons in the life of someone who may have taught they were finished learning and growing.




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