Dr. Phil says that all parents must understand, particularly single parents, that the bar for raising children, in terms of what the child is entitled to or expected to have provided to them, isn’t lowered if you are the only parent responsible.

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“I’m not saying it’s easy; I’m just saying you need to understand the system so you can work within the system,” Dr. Phil says. “Knowledge is power.”

There are resources available to help. Hear more of his advice in the video above.

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