I have been deprived of significant liberty interests including, but not limited to, loss of good name and permanent restraints on my activities. i.e. loss of free access to my child.
And then the mommyness (or daddyness): a kiss on their palm (The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn resonates with children for a reason!) that they can hold onto tightly when they’re scared.
If a handover at an after-school-care program or similar is not available, you could try having it done at your place with the employment of a nanny, or similar. Stay away from family or friends. It needs to be a professional relationship that has the financial transaction involved to make sure it stays a non-emotional transaction.
(a) Remember that your child is a digital native. On the other hand, depending on your age, you may be a digital immigrant. Use your child’s advanced knowledge of technology to keep you connected.
40.Ensure that boy/girlfriends and potential step-parents go slow, stay out of the divorce, don’t interfere in a child’s relationship with either of his natural parents, and do not encourage the child to call them Mom or Dad.
You should give your children a set of rules to follow. They should also know there will be consequences to breaking those rules. While your children may not immediately realize it, one day they will realize and appreciate the fact that you took the time to create rules because you care about them. Having a set of rules in place will also make the job of parenting easier for yourself, as well as your partner.
Some people have their handovers so they see their Ex every time. Others of course manage to arrange their handovers so they never see their Ex – if that sounds like something you’d like, read on.