Have a long talk about expectations, discipline, money, education and anything else you might deal with. You want your children to be happy in this new environment.Dating after divorce can be tricky, but if you take your time and navigate the right way, it can be a win-win for everyone. I dated my boyfriend (now my husband) for six months before I introduced him to my children.It is not your place to discipline an unruly child either, check his/her mom on that, and if it gets too much – call it a day and leave.Having to play daddy when you’re simply dating a woman is not fair to you either, so don’t ever let them lay that on you as a responsibility.Ladies listen, this man did not get used to a kid screaming like you did, he was not kept up nights tending to the crying and projectile poop, he isn’t seasoned in this.
We slowly began doing fun kids things with just the four of us.Women you gotta be smarter than this, go back to his place, keep your kids out of it, and leave the little ones with a babysitter.So go forth, date, have fun and remember when children are concerned you have to give respect in order to earn respect. Most teens are cynical and standoffish to new boyfriends so you have to expect hostility initially.
Don’t go turning on the young man’s Madden game and professing your “skills” in hopes that the video game will bond you to him.
If you have good rapport with your child, have regular talks with them and they respect you, then it is important that you get their approval.