They need to know that their parents will always love them, even if and when their parents form new relationships.
When parents decide to bring their new boyfriend or girlfriend into their child’s life, it is important to do so very carefully.
The media should be aware and more accepting to discuss teen violence.
The schools need to realize that it needs to be a part of the curriculum,” Sharon said.
Feelings of loss, anger and confusion are common among children whose parents have separated or divorced.
Children who have lost parents through death have similar feelings.
Dating is a huge step for single parents—and their children.
Worries about a new parent: When dating gets serious and children hear the phrase “new parent,” they may be concerned that one of their parents will literally be replaced.Make sure to reassure your child that if your new relationship becomes permanent your new partner will be an addition to their life, and not a replacement.Remember, your children need comfort and reassurance.Would you be open about being in an abusive relationship or would you feel embarrassed?When parents divorce or separate, their children’s world is often turned upside down.