At a time when your teen is talking to you about dating, it may be time for you, as a divorced mom, to share your plans for dating, too.
Approaching the topic with teenage kids, though, can be challenging when met with resistance.
Talking openly with your children and making them feel like they are part of the decision is such a nice idea.
I’m not saying let your kids rule your personal life, but let them feel like their feelings on the situation matter.
Children between the ages 5 and 10 were more possessive of their mother than older children.I’m not against the sleepover, and I don’t expect people to do what I did, but I wish men and women would take a less selfish approach and think the sleepover through a bit more, before they let someone into their bed with their children two rooms down.Here are the advantages and disadvantages of sleepovers: Advantages: In closing, I think sleepovers are okay, if it’s the right person, the right timing, and if you handle it the right way.Beware of letting yourself think that finding a new spouse will make your family “whole” again.Remarriage based on that agenda often has more “holes” than “wholes.” Keep in mind that children typically accept dad’s dating more than mom’s dating.While there have been several studies on divorce, remarriage and step-parenting, very few exist for the courtship period parents go through before remarriage.