Divorced mothers and dating

Major stressors in general have been shown to impair mothering by resulting in more controlling, abusive, and punitive parenting behaviors, and less nurturing, spontaneous, and patient parenting behaviors.Tein, Sandler, and Zautra studied 178 mothers with children between 8 and 12. They found that: Divorced mothers are often embroiled in continued conflict with their ex-husbands over child support, visitation, and unresolved marital issues.

Mothers, according to many authors, receive primary parenting responsibilities and physical custody of the children far more often than fathers.As a result, much of the research has focused upon mothers and their parenting, adjustment, and lifestyle changes.Sometimes it is easy to see the problems divorced mothers experience as based solely on them, their coping, and their responses.While there are fewer studies on fathers who are primary parents, the same results appear to hold true for them.

Divorced parents are less likely to provide consistent rules and supervision.

Amato reviewed studies indicating that when mothers are more distressed, their children become more distressed and tend to have more problems in their relationship with their mothers.

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