WHAT DIVORCED DADS WANT: 5 WAYS TO HELP HIM BE A GREAT PARENT BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW
Being a stepmom is hard work. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it! On top of that, we strive to find success and balance in careers, in family life and in our friendships. With all of that responsibility, we may lose sight of one of our most important roles—that of supporting and validating our partners.
When I began to write this article, I had to ask myself a difficult question: “Am I doing the best job I can of supporting my husband, as he parents?” [Cue crickets.] I quickly realized I may have room for improvement and I’m guessing I’m not alone. To truly get into the minds of our partners, I enlisted the help of two dynamic men.
Joel Schwartzberg is a remarried dad, a speechwriter and the author of three award-winning books. Eric Urbach is an attorney who practices family law. He and his wife have five children between them. Both “rock star dads” have written for StepMom Magazine and graciously offered to share their viewpoints on how we can best support our partners in their parenting roles.
Take this journey with me: Continue reading for a glimpse into your partner’s thought process. Then take it a step further, asking him questions about the topics Schwartzberg and Urbach identified as being universal among the men they know. …To read this article, log in and download the June 2018 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.