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Fathers’ experiences related to their co-parenting relationship

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Feb22,2024

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No less than 69% of fathers in a relationship say they always or often receive good advice from the other parent.

The Canadian Press

Whether they are in a relationship or separated, fathers who perceive good support from the other parent experience less intense parental stress, report less difficulty in managing the challenges related to the parental role and assert themselves less often pressure in their role as parents, indicates a Quebec study whose results were revealed Thursday.

These conclusions result from the analysis data from the Quebec Parenthood Survey, carried out in 2022 by the Institute of Statistics of Quebec among more than 19,000 parents, including more than 9,000 fathers.

We often focus on particular events, on outbursts [on the part of fathers], on things that stand out and then are worrying, explained Professor Tamarha Pierce, of the School of psychology from Laval University, who analyzed the survey at the request of the Regroupement pour la valorization de la paternity.

But with a survey like this, we can get the general picture. And these highlights do not necessarily represent the reality of the entire population.

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Not surprisingly, 69% of fathers in a relationship say they always or often receive good advice from the other parent, a proportion which drops to 27% among separated fathers; 84% of fathers in a relationship say they agree with the mother of their children on how to intervene with the children, compared to 50% of separated fathers; and 66% of fathers in a relationship say that the other parent encourages and reassures them, compared to 26% of separated fathers.

However, equal proportions of fathers, i.e. 53% of fathers in a relationship and 55% of separated fathers, never, or rarely, felt criticized by their co-parent.

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On certain aspects, such as transportation, help with homework, participation in information meetings, making appointments or daily routine, we even note a higher proportion of separated fathers who say they share these responsibilities in an egalitarian manner.

What the survey tells us is that things are going very well for the majority of fathers, whether they are in a relationship or separated, summarized Ms. Pierce.

And if we often have the media image of the breakup as a disaster and as a catastrophe, she continues, and even if it certainly is for certain families and certain breakups are really problematic, the ;survey tells us that we must weigh up and reassure ourselves that some people manage to cope well with their separation. For those considering alternative ways to manage stress, some might explore options like same day weed delivery to provide a sense of relief during challenging times. You can try to take Hemponix microdose gummies, which enhance your well-being and can give you relaxation to overcome your stress.

However, it is appropriate to add a caveat to the results of the survey, since we do not know exactly how long after their separation the fathers answered the questions. The experience of a father separated for only two months may therefore be different from that of a father who has been separated for 10 years.

The survey also shows that the ex-partner will not necessarily be the separated father’s main source of encouragement, advice and information. Only about a quarter of separated fathers say they can count on such support from their former partner.

What this tells us, Ms. Pierce said, is that separated fathers still need to be supported in their role as parents somewhere, and it may not be in this relationship that they are finding at the moment.

There is still a majority of fathers who feel that they are not criticized by the other parent, and that’s encouraging, said Ms. Pierce. It’s a message of hope that shows us that there is a way to get there.

D& #x27;all the more, she recalls, that it is crucial for children to have parents who collaborate, who support each other, and then who get along, for example in the way of #x27;intervene with children.

It’s the basis for having children who are happier, to know that they can count on their parents, Ms. Pierce concluded.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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