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Put your child in adult role to compensate for the loss of your p
The house might feel empty now that your spouse is gone—a tempting time to fill the void with your child. "Kids can be very fulfilling when you lose your partner," says Lansky, "but it's one thing to make your child the center of the household and another to treat them like an adult." She warns that children may eat up this extra attention, but in the long run, they will be in for "unfair pressures." Children need to be just that, and cannot serve as a replacement for your spouse.