Being a divorced father who is co-parenting with an ex-wife can certainly be difficult -- especially if the father and mother don't get along. This being said, parenting is something that doesn't end at a certain age. A father's role is not over in his son or daughter's life once he or she reaches the age of 18. This means co-parenting also continues on, which is why it's important for both parents to be able to work together from the very start to be able to keep a strong bond with their children.
When it comes to divorced parenting, nowadays more and more Missouri fathers are participating in co-parenting with their ex-wives. And while this is certainly greats news for children and dads alike, fathers and mothers both need to be cognizant of the "co" part of "co-parenting."
A father who is going through a contentious child custody battle recently shared his story. Right now, while trying to obtain custodial rights, his ex-wife is also trying to up his child support payments. He claims that she's even gone as far as to file a false child abuse report in order to try and get the upper hand in court.
Divorce can happen. It can happen to couples who have been married for more than 20 years, and it can happen to those who said "I do" just a few years ago. And while in most cases spouses know that separating is the best thing for them to do, in relationships where there are children, many parents tend to worry about how the children will be affected by the divorce.
The holidays can be a tough time for divorced parents with children. With one parent getting the kids, it's a natural reaction for the other parent to feel lonely and sad. And with many exes continuously switching off on the holidays year-after-year, a coping mechanism is very important.
For divorced parents the holidays can be particularly frustrating. And while it may be tempting to hold on to hurt feelings and animosity, these reactions between parents often make kids feel like they have to pick sides between their parents.
Contrary to popular belief, Missouri children with divorced parents do not necessarily have lingering psychological damage. However, how parents address and deal with the divorce, can really affect their children's overall feelings of stress and bad memories related to the split.
For some, Halloween is the start of the holiday season. And while this time of year can be stressful for anyone, for children whose parents are either going through a divorce, or were just recently divorced, this time of year can bring up a wide range of emotions and corresponding behaviors.