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Rule #5: Avoid the revolving door Introducing women into your children’s lives too frequently can skew their perceptions.
“Children can get attached to them, and then if they disappear it can make children cynical and pessimistic about romantic relationships,” says clinical psychologist Ken Condrell, Ph. Rule #6: Be sensitive about when and how much time you spend on dates Never sacrifice time with your kids for time with a date, Fisher says.
Don’t share all the intimate details of a woman with your children.
At this point, I'd rather meet someone in real life anyway: what an oxymoron considering I'm a single mom.
In terms of meeting her, this is a decision your child should make.
You can ask if they would like to meet the woman you are dating, and if they say no (sometimes one may say no, and the other will want to), then respect their wishes.
Add the prospect of dating to the equation, and you’ve got quite a challenge.
But regardless how your circumstance arose, you deserve to date.
Rule #10: If you want a sleepover with the kids around, you’d better be serious Never assume your kids don’t get it. Even toddlers who would be fine with a woman sleeping over turn into adolescents and then teens—and if you have been cavalier about sleepovers when they are 3 or 4, it is easy for them to get lulled into doing it as they age.