HOW TO ANSWER THE DADDY QUESTION
Eventually every Choice Mom wonders how to answer the daddy question. Addressing “Do I have a dad?” is inevitable, from your child as well as variations of the question from other children.
In this Choice Chat show — excerpted from the 50-minute CD about the same topic available here — experts including Jane Mattes (Single Mothers by Choice) and Berkeley-based family psychologist Anne Bernstein (author of “Flight of the Stork: How Children Think [and When] about Sex and Family Building”) walk us through some of our concerns about this issue.
WHAT ABOUT SINGLE PARENTING?
Harvard educator Rick Weissbourd specializes in identifying what our kids need in order to grow up strong in today’s culture. He is the author of The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America’s Children And What We Can Do About It and the forthcoming The Parents We Mean To Be: How Adults Nurture–and Undermine–Children’s Moral and Emotional Development.
He talked with me in 2008 about how single-parent households do and do not have an impact on the health and well-being of our kids, myths about our most vulnerable children, how our focus on achievement is neglecting moral parenting, and the family values debate in American culture today.