I don't talk to the father so he isn't in the picture. Has anyone one been in this situation? I love my son but we are been off without.Answer Question
Answer by shanlaree at 12:26 PM on Jul. 27, 2010
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Answer by gilda_ann at 12:34 PM on Jul. 27, 2010
My husband and I separated when I was pregnant with my 3rd son. They are adults now. He never met his father. My 2 oldest sons had the typical relationship with their father for the times - every other weekend. I decided to not date, it's been 22 years. It's been easier with my son that had no contact with his father and we have a closer relationship. My sons that had a relationship with their father somehow seemed to get mostly negative influences from him.
There are many advantages to being a single mother but you have to learn how to be an effective parent because they are going to be bigger than you by the time they are 10 or 12. The authoritative parenting style is most effective. Punishment and authoratarian parenting isn't going to work as a single parent. It's best to start out right.
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