Say good-bye to after-parties, say hello to more-time-for sex (Lock the door! Achieving independence is an essential part of your child’s journey to adulthood.Being aware that your child might be working hard to balance expectations of family members with expectations of friends is a good place to start the balancing act. Go easy on yourselves if things aren’t perfect all the time.
However, don’t be too quick to toss out that cute dad’s phone number.
Each divorced dad is different, and you may find one you really connect with.
Young people who feel good about themselves often have more confidence to discover who they are and what they want to do with their lives.
Your child might not always want physical affection from you.
Striking a balance between your child’s needs and your own concerns is often a matter of maintaining a positive relationship with your child, as well as a healthy family environment.