About The Solo Parent

We believe education is crucial to personal growth. Without alternative considerations, it’s easy to become stuck in the mindset of how things are instead of how things could be.

We want to learn more and share that knowledge. We want to try harder, be better, and focus on the positive. We strive to think outside of the box when viewing issues, problem solving, and exploring alternative considerations.

Through the sharing of research based insight, tools, and best practices, it’s our hope children raised by single parents have the best foundation for a lifetime of success.

Won’t you join us…?

Gina Rollings, PhD

As a mother of twin boys, I want to provide my children with a happy, healthy, and stable home. As a single mother I was worried about how they’d be impacted long-term being raised by only one parent. So much of what I found in the popular press was negative and depressing to read.

As a University Professor, I began exploring the different research studies available from within the social sciences, psychology, and behavioral sciences in an effort to uncover information that could be leveraged to create conditions for an even more fulfilling life for my little family.

I developed this site to share some of what I’ve uncovered with the emphasis on creating better futures, not focusing on what could go wrong, but seeking out improved approaches so families can grow and thrive.

It’s my hope you find it beneficial!

Founder, The Solo Parent


Exploring existing and emerging research provides expanded options to improve a single parent’s personal and family life. Learning enhances an individual’s worldview and increases the capacity for critical thinking. The acquisition of knowledge is crucial in determining what strategies to consider, utilize, or discard in improving family life.


 Knowledge increases self-confidence, as it arms the individual with options. Awareness of alternative considerations provides freedom and assurance in recognizing there isn’t just one lens in which to view our lives, a problem, or solution. Understanding and embracing the power to create a better future becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. 


 The combined efforts of education and the conviction in one’s own ability to drive and implement positive behaviors, leads to personal and family development. Life shifts and changes to support the desired vision. As belief systems are enhanced, the individual and family embrace new norms reflective of what they need to live their most fulfilled lives. 


As parents continue to learn, believe they can create solid foundations for their future, the family unit integrates new behaviors, and the family foundation is strengthened. Working together to build a better life, the family flourishes. Positive forward thinking parents embrace the present, while looking ahead to an even better tomorrow.

The Solo Parent in the News…

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller