Whether or not you were recently in a relationship, dating with kids isn't exactly simple.
"Time is the biggest obstacle," says Honoree Corder, the blogger behind The Successful Single Mom and author of a book by the same name."There are already so many demands on a single parent's time, taking time out to date can feel like a luxury they can't afford.
To maximize safety, choose group activities, daytime activities with the children along, and stay in public places until you establish your date’s character.
Meeting other single parents at PTA, church, and school or sports events is a great, non-threatening way to begin.
Getting to know people as friends before dating increases the safety of dating and meeting new people.These extra dynamics can be frustrating, but should not be ignored or overlooked.Pressuring your children to like your date and going too fast for them to get comfortable with the situation, will create unnecessary trouble.When your children meet another parent, an adult friend, or a church or temple member rather than a date, it’s much less threatening to them. Rules for Everyone Children aren’t the only ones who need rules to follow.If the adults involved (you, your date, your ex, grandparents, friends) do the right thing automatically, they are following their own internal rules, but if their behavior is not suitable for you and your children, you need to inform them of yours.They should not have to compete with your new relationship for your time, attention and affection.