For many single parents, dating is exciting and scary at the same time.
On one hand, you can hardly contain your enthusiasm for your new love interest.
Yet, you may be plagued with questions about when and how to introduce your kids.
Before you take that all-important step, consider this advice for dating with children: A lot of single parents ask, "When should I introduce my kids to the person I'm dating?
If they’re the CHOSEN people, they’re likely to look upon others as NOT chosen people. Maybe he’s got a tattoo of a skull over his left eye.
Okay, so, maybe I’m making religion the unfair scapegoat for your parents’ judgment of your boyfriend, without any real context. There are some genuine concerns that parents can have about who’s dating their daughter.
" Peter Sheras, a clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia, and the author of "The commitment is the most important piece because, when there's commitment, that becomes obvious to the kids."Being true to yourself and your partner is key.
Not every dating relationship reaches the level of commitment that necessitates including the kids.
I’m going to briefly use myself as an example, since I never, ever do that.
When I declared in 1993 that I was cancelling my LSATs and becoming a comedy writer, my parents supported me.
Just because they are your parents and you don’t agree with them doesn’t make them dumb. Although far from perfect, they have years of experience and wisdom you don’t.