Many single parents are seeking new ways to entertain and stimulate their children during the pandemic.
Children and Parenting Issues
Divorce is a painful experience for anyone, but for children, who have no real say in their parents’ decisions, the physical and emotional reactions can be extremely damaging.
Parallel co-parenting minimizes arguments between high-conflict divorcing parents while maximizing the involvement that each parent has in their child’s life. It allows both parents to be very involved in their children’s lives – without being involved in each other’s lives.
Different from a biological parent, a major thrust of being a stepparent is to be an adult friend to your stepchildren on some level.
What matters most for your children is the absence of conflict during co-parenting. Find your “sweet spot” on the co-parenting continuum.
Parental conflict during divorce can do more harm to a child than having separated parents. Follow these tips on protecting your children.