Being a teen with a dating parent can feel awkward and uncomfortable.Dating is also a balancing act for parents trying to stay connected with their teen while looking for new romance, according to the article, “Surviving (Your Child’s) Adolescence,” by psychologist Carl Pickhardt in Psychology Today.The "go slow" approach applies not only to your relationship with the father but also to your involvement with his little girl. If the divorce is bitter or recent, for example, introducing a girlfriend into the picture is probably not yet a good idea, so don't push for that to happen.Last night was one of those nights where my hubby proved to be my hero yet again.I still want to get to know him better, but I am afraid to put myself in a situtation that will only cause problems, what would you do? The best-case scenario has you in a situation where the mother of the child is a good co-parenter who respects his position as the father and doesn't make waves or create problems, but is also not a meddler and not in the picture beyond being the other parent to the child.
This wasn't a simple conversation mind you, it was an interview. This is a young man we know, from a good family, who has a real heart for the things of God, but still, this is our little girl that he will be spending an evening with. I so appreciate the fact that any young man who wants to spend time with father.Take your time getting to know your new man before taking on his daughter.If it's the right thing, he'll want to introduce you into his daughter's life as someone who is important to him.You would be taking on a dual role, and the role with the child would require selflessness and care.It can be rewarding, but it is a difficult position sometimes because there are times when you will feel you carry the weight and responsibility of a parent, but you are not the one who gets the glory and the satisfaction of actually being a parent.
A very good source of information, if you decide to take the plunge, is