Hardly any man plans to be a divorced parent. The good news, however, is that being a divorced parent can put you in a position to thrive.
In this issue, the San Diego family law attorneys with The Men’s Legal Center will talk more about how you can embrace and flourish as a single parent.
One thing is for sure: if you’re accused by your former spouse or partner of domestic abuse, you need legal help fast. Get in touch with us here at The Men’s Legal Center by calling 619-234-3838 or send an email.
How to Flourish as a Single Parent
- Embrace your new relationship with your children.
For most children, consistency and structure at the emotional and physical levels are very important. While it may be easy to slide into the temptation of giving up the role of discipline and consequences, don’t skip on discipline. It shows them the importance of following rules and boundaries.
Emphasize quality over quantity with your children by being active with them. While watching movies together is a cool thing, take them to parks or on ice cream dates when you can truly interact with them.
The key is to remember that you don’t have to spend a tremendous amount of money to have fun with your child; the key is quality time together.
- Set an example for your children by staying on the high road.
We’ve written before about how it pays to stay above the fray during and after your divorce, that article addressed mainly your legal benefits for doing so.By remaining calm if your ex is confrontational, you teach your children the importance of keeping emotions in check.
- There’s no middle ground in being a father.
This is the perfect time to learn to trust your “inner dad.” Your gut instinct will give you a good guide for setting rules and boundaries for your children.The main thing to remember is that you’re divorcing your spouse or partner, not your children. With just a little planning, you can connect with your children in ways you never thought possible.
To learn more about your divorce rights, call The Men’s Legal Center in San Diego.
A divorce is a process. To make sure all your interests are protected, and all requirements are completed and done the right way, get in touch with us here at The Men’s Legal Center.
Our number is (619) 234-3838 or you can reach us via email.