Right or that you have to sneak around like a high schooler.
"Just wait until it really seems as if the relationship is serious and stable.
The kids will feel more comfortable in their own home and might enjoy bonding by showing the new person their stuff, like a favorite toy or backyard space," advises Ledley. Problem: Face it, even though I'm 29, I have a curfew -- as in I have to get home to relieve the babysitter.
I've been seeing someone for two months now and I want to..know.
)." Bottom line: If things work out, then you can start gushing about your little one and eventually let your date see for his- or herself. Problem: My daughter is twelve years old and I want to be honest with her when it comes to leaving her with a sitter to go out.
In other words, if I'm going on a date, I don't want to tell her I have a work obligation.
A date with a cutie and a cocktail is nothing -- it's fun! So please, don't let his life choice mirror back that you weren't worth it. She suggests this trick: Make a list of ten reasons why you would want to date you -- qualities you bring to the table that your friends, family and child appreciate.
Maybe you make a mean lasagna, can hold your own on the tennis court, can tell a great joke, or always know what someone wants before they speak.
), you'll be on the path to seeing that your ex leaving was his loss, but another great man's gain. Problem: I have my son every other weekend and every Wednesday night.
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Problem: I took the plunge and joined an online dating site.
But, is it OK to be honest about dating with my child?
--Carol, 34, New Haven, Connecticut Solution: Just like you're not lying about having a kid to your date -- don't lie about having a date to your kid.