The Single Parent | Part 9

The Single Parent | Part 9

Mar 30

Dealing With the “Yeast” of Competition

Another important issue to discuss is how to deal with the competitive feelings if the other parent is in the picture.  It is only natural to want to be the one that is the “best parent” in the children’s eyes as well as those around you.  But allowing those feelings to take root and impact the way you do things is unhealthy. One way to fight this is to know WHO you are and be confident enough, not jealous, to love your kids and be FOR them no matter what they get or experience in the other house. Don’t put the children in a position of having to choose what house they prefer.
Be mature enough to be excited for the kids – even if it’s to the advantage of the ex. They need to feel safe enough to express anything to you without you using what they share to degrade the other parent.
Don’t compete for the love, like, attention or custody of the kids.

 

Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on this topic.