Single Dad Travel Tips

When it comes to being a single dad, it can be tough to enjoy the time that you have with your kids when you know how limited it is. Whether you are an every weekend, every other weekend, or once a month visitor, you want to cherish each moment with your child. But when it starts to get old doing the same activities week after week you will start craving something fun and new to keep both you and your kid entertained:this is the perfect time to schedule a vacation for lots of one-on-one time in a new location. However it might be intimidated planning some time away when you aren’t used to, well, doing everything it requires to get the family ready. Don’t let this deter you! With a few simple trips you can start creating single dad vacations that are just as fun and chock-full of wonderful memories that you can cherish forever.

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About Divorce and Kids

Divorce can be one of the most difficult components of marriage. In many cases, men and women view divorce as an adult issue that should be discussed and carried on behind closed doors, unaware that divorce is very much a family affair, albeit a painful one. For a child, the difficult transition through a divorce can be challenging, heartbreaking and full of confusion, misinterpretation and feelings of fault and helplessness. As a father it is vital to embrace and soothe your child during this difficult time. Being aware of their feelings, concerns and answering their questions with honesty and love can not only help ease some of their hurt, but can strengthen the bond between a father and his child.

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Single Dad Summer Activities

As a single dad, it may seem like a daunting task to figure out fun activities for you and your children to enjoy in the summertime. Trying to figure out something that everyone will enjoy and doesn’t break the bank can be tricky, even for the most seasoned veterans. There is no shortage of excellent summertime activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family as long as you are willing to be creative and think a little outside the box.

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Preparing For Divorce For Men

Divorce is difficult on everyone involved. It completely disrupts your life and puts you into the troubling position of having to figure out how to manage your current and future finances, the mental stress that accompanies the process and how to manage the relationship with your children. There are no easy ways to get around the difficulties that accompany divorce, but there are some steps you can take to make the event slightly less painful.

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How to Tell Your Child That You Met Someone

The two biggest fears for a child when their mother or father has met someone new is the fear of becoming less important in their parents lives, and the fear of the new person replacing their biological parent that is no longer in the home. Children of single parents can become very jealous and protective of their parents when they meet someone new. Especially when the parent who is no longer living in the home may be replaced by this new person. Children will always want their parents to get back together. Divorce can be very hard on a child who was used to having both parents in the home. The key is to always communicate and be honest with a child. When a child feels like they are a part of the decision making in the family, it keeps them from feeling left out. A parent should never tell their child right off that they have met someone because the relationship may not work out. This could become heartbreaking for a child who gets to know the person and likes them. A child needs to be slowly integrated into a relationship at a slow pace, so that they can get to know the other person. When a parent has been dating a person for many months, and they know that this person is someone that they want to spend the rest of their life with, this is when a parent can tell the child about the new person in their life.

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