From the precious time of birth through seven years old, the groundwork is laid that determines what adolescent years will look like. And while the celebration and acceptance of femininity in daughters is not the entire picture, it is a foundational aspect of it.
Mothers and Divorce
Too often parents weaponize their children during and after a divorce. They use their children to try to inflict pain on the other person.
International child abduction can often be thwarted but requires awareness on the part of the parent. Take advantage of the protections in place. Do not wait to take steps until the abduction occurs.
Depending on the child’s age, it may also be helpful to offer counseling to the child if they want someone to talk to about their feelings.
If you’re divorced and lonely instead of viewing the holidays as something you have to “get through” view it as an opportunity to do something that reinforces your inner strength.
Parting ways with your spouse might have been inevitable, but you can still make a positive impact on your child by taking control of the situation and doing whatever it takes to bond with them and influence their mindset.
Single parents are hurting. Their stories were all very similar. I wasn’t alone. There are millions of us out here in the same boat.
Couples often prioritize the custody agreements during a divorce, and that’s of course very important, but the problem is that it often neglects the discussion of college. The best approach is to negotiate everything right away, and it can be revisited later but at least the foundation will be in place.
In 1972, a woman who committed adultery was considered to be an “unfit mother.” Nothing else needed to be proven against her. Faced with losing her children, this mother learned just how egregiously the law was stacked against women.
Although it’s hard not to feel sad or isolated sometimes, there are a lot of reasons to be hopeful and many ways for single mothers to cope after a divorce – on Mother’s Day and every day.