20-Classic-Knock-Knock-Jokes-Photo187. Don’t diss the ex. Keep the focus positive, and on your child getting stronger, helping them learn and grow. Plus, you never know if that former flame will reappear at some point as a friend.

8. Expect them to change. This was my biggest fear. I worried she’d become jaded and crusty. She did for a bit, but now she channels it through humor, and has even penned several catchy songs a la other scorned songstresses such as Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple and Adele!