The best people to impact the child with these essential life skills are the child's parents. But if the parents are no longer living together and if they have children we offer suggestions for how the mother can promote visits with dad.
There is no greater role model for a child than their father. A mother naturally has her own special place, but a father helps shape their child in an indelible way.
One of the most difficult aspects of parenthood is having a suddenly independent child who wants to do everything but spend time with you. It can be frustrating, difficult, and tough on parents who often feel that their precious little ones suddenly hate them.