Words from the Wise

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Recent Articles
Words from the Wise: I Care About Her Kids…But Not More Than My Own

Words from the Wise: I Care About Her Kids…But Not More Than My Own

By Deesha Philyaw

Dear WftW, My girlfriend, who has an eleven-year-old daughter and a teenage son and I live together. My son is 7, and he stays with us part of the week.  We’ve been together for over a year now, and she still complains that I treat my son better than her kids.  I try to do for them, but she wants me to spend more 1-on-1 time with her daughter and to spend more money on them.  I care about both... read more »

Words from the Wise:  Too Much Drama from My Baby Mama

Words from the Wise: Too Much Drama from My Baby Mama

By WeParent

Dear Words from the Wise, I am a father who tries to do right by his kids.  But, my baby mama makes it hard by constantly trying to control what I do with them, who I have them around, etc.  I’m no deadbeat.  I pay child support, I keep my word, but still all I get from her is drama…unnecessary drama…and I don’t even know where it’s coming from except that I was the one who ended... read more »

Words from the Wise:  Should I Take Him to Court?

Words from the Wise: Should I Take Him to Court?

By WeParent

Dear WftW, My son’s father and I get along really well.  We have a visitation schedule that works well for both of us.  He’s very present and active in our child’s life, and when he is able (which had been fewer than five times in the past year-and-a-half), he gives me money or covers some of  the expenses of caring for our child.  Things aren’t perfect, but all-in-all,... read more »