Kathryn Rateliff Barr has taught birth, parenting, vaccinations and alternative medicine classes since 1994.
She is a pastoral family counselor and has parented birth, step, adopted and foster children.
Once your relationship becomes somewhat serious, try to get to know her son gradually, without attempting to rush or force the relationship or stepping in as a parental figure.
Plan an outing that is fun and that requires minimal interaction.
Money might also be tight for her, so offer to pay the sitter and definitely spring for all the other date expenses.
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.
Check his credentials: If you have a toddler or baby and the guy is okay with dating you, then this next step is important.
So this post if for those guys who dont have kids and have dated women with small ones. I love kids and wish to have some of my own oneday but i know i will never get involved with another woman with small kids. You get behind the wheel of a car and put the pedal to the medal, don't act all shocked when you blow a tire. Because even early on in the relationship i was told by family and friends that usually its not a good idea to be seriously involved with a woman like that.
For the most part our relationship was great as long as we lived in separate places but soon as we moved in together things went down rather fast.