The other day, I got into a deep discussion with a friend on parental involvement. We both agreed that under ideal circumstances it is best for the children. But we all live in a non-ideal world. With few exceptions, none of us came into adulthood looking to be single parents.
My ex wife and I live near each other and are active in our kids’ lives. Sure we have our moments, but for the most part, we work together. My friend was telling me that there was no way she could deal with her child’s father “interfering” with raising her daughter due to his addiction to drugs. I have another friend whose ex husband is across the country due to his employment so he really can’t be too involved. I can see the perks and I can also see the detriment.
How involved is the “other” parent in your child’s life? Should it be more? Less? Please leave a comment and let’s discuss!