Single fathers are becoming more common as parents begin to share responsibility for their children after separation. This process of raising kids alone can be very difficult for fathers, however it doesn’t have to be painful. Through open communication with your child’s mother you can create a supportive household between both your homes that will help you child grow up to be a healthy and happy person in spite of your own difficulties in raising them.
Start by sitting down with the child’s mother and discussing as honestly as possible, your expectations as a parent. These are important discussions in establishing how the larger home of your two homes will be setup. These should include similar rules and responsibilities such as bed times or other elements of your child’s life depending on their age like TV or video game restrictions. Doing so makes your child feel more confident in each parent’s household.
A good resource for men in this situation is to find support online as well. Many others have had to learn to live and grow with this particular situation and it’s important to withdraw some knowledge and support from this experienced individuals. You can also find places to ask questions or vent your frustrations in a healthy manner. In this way you can grow personally in order to be a better parent for your child in the long run.
Even with these resources, take time to look over your actions everyday to get a better idea of where you can improve and where you need help.
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