It's important that you present a united front, as partners, to your partner’s kids.
How much rudeness/disobedience or impoliteness are you able to tolerate in your own home.
They are the best big sisters and my boys are so blessed to be so loved by them.”--Suzanne M.
Plan Your Sleepover (If Possible): Er, how do you handle overnight stays?
Answer questions truthfully, but don't offer more than they ask for.”—Addie G.
Remember There are Loyalties: "That’s another factor to consider dating a single parent--if you’re in conflict with his kids, will he/she have your back?
“Time is a big consideration--does the person you're dating make dinner for his/her kids? If so, how does affect the time you spend together. What does that mean for you that they spend time together with or without you? Don't Mask Your Relationship: It’s best to be straightforward in your introductions. Even if you think the child is too young or oblivious, trying to pass yourself off as a ‘friend’ will likely backfire.
Kids are incredibly perceptive and will pick up on any little white lies.
Know That Time Counts: When dating a single parent, you can fall second in the batting order behind kids.They were eight and 11 years old when I met their dad.They are now 24 and 26 and I laugh that in one day I can be teaching one of the boys I have with my husband to walk, potty train or read and later be on the phone helping with job, school or boyfriend advice.Don't be a pushover—you’re not their mother but they have to respect your boundaries and rules when in your home.”--Ibi K.
Know How It'll Enrich Your Life: Though at the onset of the relationship, this can be hard to imagine."I didn’t realize how much I would love my husband’s girls.
“There is a lot to consider in 'When is it okay to have a sleepover?