My intention is to bring a scientific framing (what does the research actually say?) to our opinion-based parenting debates and advice.However, I believe some of his anti-social behavior stems from that.This is what people mean when they say "it's a package deal."These days, with the divorce rate hovering close to 50 percent, the likelihood of dating a man with children is pretty high.
If you meet a guy you like and he has kids, here are some things to consider:1. Bad behavior often reflects ineffective parenting and other problems, and these problems will have a destructive effect on your relationship.3. There’s a difference between a divorced dad who has full custody because mom has serious issues and a divorced dad who only has his child during the summer. Hopefully, the single dad’s ex will be a reasonably nice person and he will have a good relationship with her.
I know widowers supposedly move on quickly, but Dad doesn’t seem interested.
He’s not depressed or reclusive, but he doesn’t want to date.
Have your daughter prepared to tell any guy that asks her out to call you first before answering him.
This helps her know that you are expecting to be her first line of defense and gives her guidance on how to respond to a guy’s invitation. So you might invite the young man, and even his dad, to your home.