Divorced dads know how tough it is to survive the divorce and its aftermath.
Once they are allowed to express their feelings they are more likely not to act out inappropriately.
Children can get attached easily and suffer more loss.
Blending families are challenging especially when children are carrying around unresolved grief associate with loss of a parent.
Counseling gives everyone an opportunity to be seen and heard, and facilitates the adjustment phase of families coming together. Being single with children has its own set of challenges can be demanding and exhausting.
And as a single parent you can be confused as to how to parent and date at the same time.
Keep in mind that communication is always the goal.
It is important always to teach your children to respect others and to be kind. These are individual choices made according to your children's needs.
Your children will respond to you better than your significant other until there is sufficient time for integration into the family.
We want to let go of blaming, angry outburst, silence withdrawal or acting out, all of which can occur in families, either by you or your children.