If you were going through a separation with the father of your child(ren) and you knew that you were not the better parent i.e. you were not as financially stable, the child had an intense bond with the other parent, you needed time to get on your feet etc. would you be willing to be the "weekend parent" until you were on your feet? I would and I was just wondering what other moms thought.
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Answer by Bmat at 9:01 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
If I were a mature person then yes, I would consider having my SO be the one to parent our child if he was the one who was in a better position to parent that child. But saying a parent is only a weekend parent is not giving enough credit to those that only see their child on the weekends or every other weekend. I think we do the best we can in the time we have with the resources and knowledge at our disposal. When we give what we can our children grow up to respect us for that. As long as they can see we are truly doing what is their best interest.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:03 PM on Jan. 7, 2009