Few parents take the decision to separate or divorce lightly. But the number of children who lose touch with one of their parents post breakup is huge: according to Amelia Hill in the Observer on 20 July 2008 "Almost a third of children never see one of their parents again after a family breakdown, with one in five losing contact as soon as the non-resident parent - usually the father - leaves home."
Laura Sutherland writes frequently about family travel for numerous publications, and is the author of Great Caribbean Family Vacations and Tropical Family Vacations. It's just you and the children...alone together again, and this time on holiday. Laura Sutherland explains how single parents can make the most of the family break.
How far are you willing to go to ensure that you have the lion’s share of time with your children? Do you absolutely know for a fact that it is in their interest? Do you give any thought or consideration to the other parent, their feelings and their intention for fighting against what you believe is the right answer?