According to research 80% of families are blended families; meaning at least one parent is parenting a child that is not biologically their own. This is definitely the case in BPOZ! Household. Julia has a son from a previous relationship, Gerald has a daughter from a previous relationship and they have 2 children together. Blending the dynamics of all involved in the raising of these children is possibly one of the most difficult tasks to accomplish.
On Today’s show we have Special Guest Michelle Dixon who is the mother of Amaya Mayes; Gerald’s daughter. Listen as Michelle discusses the difficulties of co parenting with Gerald as well as introducing another man into her life, dealing with her own children, and the affects of her daughter going back and forth has had.
This was a very enlightening interview, I learned how the other parent views the situation and not really understanding that we both wanted the same things for our daughter. Michelle made one of the most impactful statements of the entire interview, “It’s not about you and your feelings. It’s about the child. She did not ask to be born nor to live this life we created for her.”
I hope you all enjoy and considering how many families are in this same situation I encourage you to work together with your child’s other parents despite what you feel. It’s for the betterment of your child and that’s really what its all about; right!