Term Project Progess
For my term project for EL236, I decided to do an informative website. My idea is to create a website specifically designed for single fathers raising daughters. I hope to include other information for other single parents, whether a mother or a father, on tips on how to raise a child. Some of the information provided would be from my own personal experience which would be more beneficial than a psychologist's opinion on a situation they probably never experienced.
There are approximately 13.6
million single parents in the United States today, and those parents
are responsible for raising 21.2 million children. Single
parents face many challenges when raising a child alone. For a single dad, raising a daughter can feel like competing in a
never-ending marathon with fifty-pound weights on your legs.
As a woman who
grew up only with her father from the age of 2 till I went off to college, I
looked towards my father for advice as both a father and a mother. Experiencing a father
raising a daughter first hand, I was able to see how hard it was for him to
play both the father and mother role. Having your parents divorced is already
very difficult to handle, but having only one parent, especially a father, is
an obstacle for both the parent and the daughter.
My website will include information on how to:
- Open lines of communication.
- Don't overprotect.
- Teach indenpendency.
- Don't do it alone.
- Being involved.
- And being up front and honest with awkward situations.
If you have any other suggestions or ideas that you think I should include in my site, please feel free to comment.
I also have a question for you:
Do you think it would be a good idea to include a page about my personal life living with a single father? I don't want the site to be based on me.
My progress so far is that I have being working on my homepage and additional pages with the stylesheet and such.