Idea: Waddington provides an extensive and personal account on the subject of single parenthood, with discussion of critical issues readers are likely to face, along with vital anecdotes, tips, and solutions on how to deal with them.
Prose: The author utilizes down-to-earth, warm, and accessible prose, which effectively serves the purpose of the book.
Originality: There are a great many books devoted to the subject of parenthood, but Waddington's focus on the challenges of being a single parent is unique. Her account is clear, personal, and refreshingly candid.
Execution: The book is structured in an organized and logical manner, exploring topics relating to child emotional and physical development, communication, discipline, and mutual security, among many others. While she doesn't integrate extensive research into her guide, she provides compelling and relatable examples.
Date Submitted: January 28, 2020