News By Tag
* Single Dads
* More Tags...
News By Place
Hemancipation Tips For Dads
Following the break-up of a marriage, men may have a difficult time reorganizing their lives. Because women typically retain custody and the marital residence men face the dual challenge of adjusting to their new parental role and making a new home.
By: Michelle Thomas
Ensure that child has their own space in your home
Sleeping on a sofa/floor or in an open area is not conducive to having your child feel stable in your new home.
Create private space for child in your new apartment of house.
Focus on education
Even if you are living in a small space, make sure there is a desk or area for the child to work. Sign up for your child’s’ school newsletter to stay involved in their activities. Most schools have online sites, so check out the school calendar.
Make sure you have photographs of your children
If you have remarried and have children with your new wife, make sure there are photographs of ALL your children. For dads handy with a computer, use your children pictures to create the screensaver on your home computer. It’s a nice touch; and if you are not computer literate, you can ask your child to do it. They will enjoy the task and appreciate the attention from dad.
Scrutinize your home.
Look around your home; is it clean and comfortable?
Invite your children to help with decorating their room.
Your child can pick paint colors, posters, and toys to decorate the room. Keep a second set of their favorite items, clothes, toys, games, etc. it eliminates the drama of forgotten toys and clothes while transferring from mom's place to dad's place. It will help your child to feel secure and make visits less traumatic.
Enjoy your love of leather.
Your preference for leather works well with children because it is a great fabric that is easily cleaned of minor spills. Leather furnishings create a comfortable masculine space and you and your child can enjoy ice cream and gummy bears without worry.
# # #