12 Dating Rules For Single Parents

By

12 Dating Rules For Single Parents [EXPERT]
Are you a mom or dad who is ready to start dating again? Here's how.

Here are a few more guidelines to help you, your children and your new date be more comfortable around each other and ensure that things go smoothly:

  1. Make sure you get to know possible dating prospects very well, before inviting them into your home.
  2. Become friends first, before considering a romantic relationship.
  3. Always introduce new adults to your children as friends, nothing more.
  4. If your children are old enough to have opinions of your new friends, listen to what they have to say.
  5. Do not pressure your children to like your new friend, or to spend time with them.
  6. Insist that your children behave appropriately and politely to your adult friends.
  7. Have regular family discussions with your children.
  8. If you want to get serious with a date, find out their feelings about children, especially your children, first.
  9. Gradually introduce a new date to your children by doing family oriented activities together. Give your children, and your date, a chance to develop their own relationships.
  10. Do not sacrifice your children's alone time with you, to spend time with your dating. Do not miss sport or school events in order to date.
  11. Do not share inappropriate information with your children. Do not use them as "confidantes" for your relationship confusion or problems. 
  12. Do not share inappropriate sexual information with you children. 
This article was originally published at Tina Tessina. Reprinted with permission.
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Dr. Tina Tessina

Author

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D.
http://www.tinatessina.com
tina@tinatessina.com
562-438-8077
Dr. Romance Blog: http://drromance.typepad.com/dr_romance_blog/
http://www.twitter.com/tinatessina
http://www.facebook.com/#!/DrRomanceBlog
Amazon author page http://amzn.to/rar7RC
 

Location: Long Beach, CA
Credentials: LMFT, MFT, PhD
Other Articles/News by Dr. Tina Tessina:

Dear Dr. Romance: is it natural for a man to masturbate?

By

Dear Dr. Romance: I am single man, I have question for you, is it natural for a man to masturbate? I normally, do it everyday, sometimes 4 times a day. Tell me if its wrong or normal to fantasize my cousin and she is a woman? Is it that wrong thing to do? I love to masturbate and to me its fun and great feeling. Do you have any advice. I want to know if ... Read more

Surviving Loss and Thriving Again

By

None of us wants to think about it, but the standard definition of a totally successful relationship is the old, traditional “til death do us part.” Any time we love, whether it’s a life partner, a dear friend, a child, a sibling, a parent or even a beloved pet, we are risking the loss of that love. When you’re happy with someone, ... Read more

Dr. Romance on Silver and Gold: secrets to making and keeping fri

By

Make new friends, keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.——adage Research conducted by Dr. Dean Ornish and others shows that the happiest and healthiest people are those who are well-connected to friends and family. But, in our mobile society, keeping friends is not always possible. Long-term friendships are wonderful and valuable, but ... Read more

See More

 
My Videos
ASK YOURTANGO MORE QUESTIONS
Most Popular