Children coping with parents dating

Few bonds are stronger than the bond between parent and child.A newborn in his mother's arms knows at some level that he is dependent on her for his very life.I could tell my mom was happy though and so for her sake I pretended to be okay.

The growing child relies on his parents for physical sustenance, guidance, and protection from harm.By the time a child reaches adolescence, she has begun the tender process of separating from her parents that will continue into adulthood – yet the bond remains intact.If you don’t have siblings a good trustworthy friend can help you as well.Just know that your Mom/ Dad is not trying to replace your loved one. – Joelle, 14 Talk to your Mom/Dad if you are feeling like they are trying to replace your loved one.I would say it’s a hard adjustment for the whole family because everyone has to try to be comfortable with each other and figure out the kind of relationship you will all have.

I’m not very close with my stepdad but I’ve been trying really hard to stay closer to my mom.

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