When grown ups decide to separate and emotions soar high, it is hard to think about the kids. However, they are there every minute, witnessing the arguments and dealing with the changes. If you are a dad who is fighting for custody, or would like to take an active part in the upbringing of your kids, you will need to give them all the support they need to survive these difficult times. Below you will find a few tips on how to help your kids through divorce.
Parenting & Co-Parenting Category
Being a parent is no simple task, especially when alone or co-parenting with a previous partner. It is a role that comes quite easily to some of us, but for others, it can be a lot more troublesome. While each of our experiences as a parent is quite different, there is one thing that we are all sure to do at some point – Make a mistake. These mistakes don’t necessarily make you a bad parent, but it is best to avoid them. With that in mind, here are six mistakes that you might make.
Here we take a look at two basic but important skills we can put in place to help give our children an added sense of security within the parent/child relationship and work on perfecting parenting.
ow this is pretty much essential. Parenting is an art form we think. It’s something that you have to try and perfect over many years, and it definitely doesn’t come easy. Because half of the time you’ll spend crying in [...]
So if they can create all of these different images in their head, what do you think they think about the rest of their life. Do they put up a barrier, and create their own version of the world we see? Or are they more intelligent than we think, picking up on the smallest of things that even we miss because we don’t have the time to look? Well, we want to try and give you a child’s perspective on life, so see what you think of the life they might be living in their head!
Taking care of your kids full time usually means you’ve decided to leave work to take care of your kids, and also that you’re not with the other parent anymore and the kids are staying with you. Taking care of the kids full time can be tough, especially on your own – which is why many single parents do decide to stop working. Below, you’ll find some advice that can help you when taking care of your kids full time.
But can the high road be taken? While it’s naive to think that in these circumstances everyone will act in the most professional and clinical manner possible, is it possible to adjust your own actions to ensure that you only carry self-respect, and prevent the contained issue from causing the chaos that’s always potentially on the horizon? We’d say yes.
We often hear two different opinions when it comes to parenting; you either put your kids first or you put yourself first, there’s no in-between. Most people tend to agree with this. After all, raising kids is a handful and there are plenty of people out there that think having a child is pretty much the end of your life until they grow old enough to fend for themselves in the world.
We have so many internal conflicts when we are striving to be a better father, not least when we are going through the divorce process. Sometimes we can feel that we have to protect our kids from all of the pain and anguish that we are going through, but conversely, are we doing as much damage to our children by not letting them in? This begs the question, how much should we really shield our children from the divorce, and is there anything we can do to make the process more palatable for them?
As a parent, you’ll to have to make lots of big choices for your child, and they’re worth thinking about now. Here are some of the biggest choices that could affect your child for years to come and how you can make the best decision.
Let’s start by saying that no, there is no secret sauce or method to make your kids have a successful future. Everything is ultimately up to them, but there are plenty of ways for you to help out and ensure that they have a bright future ahead of them. There are two main considerations to keep in mind; how do you wish to guide your children in the future they want, and how will you prevent yourself from being an overbearing parent?
As the parent, you are responsible for countering some of the negative effects that hurt your children. You are also responsible for bolstering their confidence levels, so their self-esteem doesn’t plummet when they face life’s challenges. You also need to be the person who is not directly responsible for damaging their confidence levels in the first place.
Educating your child from a young age is essential if you hope to instill in them a sense of general understanding and competence. Of course, you may have chosen a good school for them to attend, diligently ensure they only miss days when very ill, and ensure they complete homework or simply integrate well with the class. That means you’re a reliable and considerate parent.
As a parent, knowing what kind of hobbies and activities to involve your young children in, is bound to be a major preoccupation of yours.
After all, there’s ample evidence to suggest that the kind of activities children engage in on a regular basis, have a powerful effect in shaping the kind of people they will later become, whether by instilling productive values at a young age or laying the foundations for positive habit pathways.
Have you noticed how people have become incredibly used to a sedentary lifestyle? In fact, for a lot of adults, the main activity their get throughout the day is when they make a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, staying active is key to your health. While it might be tricky to find the time for your weekly work out when you have long days in the office, it’s fair to say that it’s a different kettle of fish for your child.