Children have physical, mental and emotional needs. It is relatively easy to see that children need food and shelter but understanding mental and emotional needs can be challenging because children don’t always know how to communicate their needs to us and we may often misinterpret their behavior.
As working single parents that have gone through a divorce, we might feel even more pressure to have our children grow up with a healthy self-esteem, positive outlook on life and good mental and emotional health. Life can be overwhelming at times as a single parent, and it is easy to let things slip through the cracks when it comes to our children.
The most important thing working parents can do is to show children unconditional love. They are adjusting during times of separation and change and may not be used to both parents working and especially living in separate households. This period of adjustment is going to require patience, love, and understanding.
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