Signed, Proceeding with Caution " Dear Proceeding with Caution: Your concern that you're dating someone with children means that you're probably a great candidate to be a second wife and step-mom, as well as a first time mom.
What I mean is, if you thought this was going to be a piece of cake, you'd be unrealistic, and in for a rude awakening.
The Dos and Don'ts of Dating Dads: Next Step: Operation Co-Parenting with Different Styles: So, now you've got the dating a dad thing down, and you're actually enjoying having future step-kids and maybe you're even engaged.
But you see a flashing yellow light because you and your boyfriend parent differently.
Do you have any tips for how I can proceed so I don't blow it?Of course, you do have to be careful when there are kids involved because if things don't work out it's not just you and the guy who get hurt -- it's the kids, too, and since they've already gone through a divorce, it's not their first time to be burned.However, it's not an insurmountable obstacle, and it even has benefits. Here are some starters for dating dads -- and they apply both ways, to guys dating single moms, too.This problem is NOT limited to dating divorced dads...most intact families have parenting conflicts within their own families units, they just don't happen to be brought to the surface because many marriages have developed ways of hiding problems, rather than dealing with them.