Hello, dear. I'm so sorry about your divorce. I guess it is very hard. I'm also a single mom. But my son wasn't born in marriage. He was born by the surrogate mother as I am infertile. Actually, it was the reason of our divorce. I was depressed for a long time but now I am incredibly happy. My son is the most important person in my life.
My mother helpes me about the house sometimes. I think it is very important to spend as much time as possible with your child. He should know that you love him most of all. Especially, if he is very small. Also, I think that a child should have his own space from the very birth. My son lives in his own room. He takes care of his clothes and toys. He knows that he is responsible for everything in his room. Also, he has a puppy. He is also responsible for his pet. He feeds him, walks in the yard and washes him once a week. He asked me to buy a puppy and I did it. But he had to promise me that he would take a good care of him.
I don't help him to dress up. If he likes some thing I allow him to wear it. I want him to have his own taste. Of course, if he asks me what looks better, I help him. But as usual he is doing everything on his own.
If he doesn't want to eat smth, he doesn't eat. But when he gets hungry, he comes back to that dish. He doesn't eat sweets at all. He doesn't know the taste of fastfood that's why he doesn't ask me to buy it. I want him to be healthy that's why I care about what he eats.