Whether we are divorced, single or a married parent, we need to support any and all of our children, not just financially, but physically and emotionally too. In today’s world with all the pressures, drug overdoses, suicides, etc., we need to be there for our children physically and emotionally, more than ever. It doesn’t matter if you are a married, single or divorced parent I feel it is not an invasion of privacy to take your child’s phone and go through it, have access to any and all their social media accounts. I feel we need to get to know our children’s friends, by sitting down with them and chatting when they come over. It is our responsibility and right as a parents. Yes we have to give our children their space and freedom, but we also have to know what they are doing and who they are doing it with. If you are a parent whose children live with the other parent and find it hard not seeing them every day, think about how hard it must be for your children, not seeing you every day. Just because you don’t see your children every day, doesn’t mean it is not your job to be involved in their lives, it means you should go the extra mile and be as involved as you can be. We need to call or text our children every day and tell them how much we love them. We need to make the time to have coffee, dinner or call and actually talk to them. We need to make it a priority to have a conversation with them once at least once a day and find out what is going on in there life. They need to know that if they need to talk to you, day or night, no matter the time, they can call you and you will be there for them.. You need to communicate with the primary parent, as maybe there is something you child isn’t willing or wanting to share with you or them. There maybe something they share with you and afraid to share with the primary parent and vice versa. The primary parent may see or hear something you should be aware of. If you are the significant other or step parent to children of divorce, think how hard it is for the children to see their parent with someone else. Think how hard it is for your partner’s children to deal with the fact that their parent gets to see you and maybe your children more than they do. Also, you as the significant other or new spouse should at least be friendly with the other parent. I am not saying you need to be best buddies, but for the sake of the children everyone, should be friendly and get along. Communication is key in any relationship, but especially between parent and child and parent and parent. PLEASE FOLLOW ME IF YOU LIKE MY BLOG AND YOU WILL GET NOTIFIED WHEN THERE IS A NEW POST. THANKS!