Single parents and dating and when to introduce your children
Births to unmarried women ages 25 to 29 are up 30 percent since 1991; births to unmarried women ages 30 to 44 are up 17 percent.One caveat: Statistics don't tell how many single moms are with a partner (and choosing not to get married), how many live with family (so they have some help around), and how many are truly alone.Whenever possible, the courts want to see both parents continue to be involved in a child’s life after a divorce.
However, it’s important to realize that the courts have one goal: to ensure that the post-divorce custody agreement is in the best interests of the child.
It allows you to specifically discuss the practicalities of raising your child without detouring into negative areas and opening old wounds.
It also provides a recorded message, admissible into court, so parents tend to be more careful when using it.
Breaking up is hard to do, and it may be especially hard for kids.
Kids of divorce can feel they've been hit the hardest by the end of their parents' relationship.