Questions tagged [dating]

For questions pertaining to a parent or a child dating. For example, explaining to a child that a parent dates again or introducing them to their date, preparing children for a date or handling conflicts arising from dating or with their dates.

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Should I punish my teenage sister, whom I have full custody of, for lying to me in order to secretly see her boyfriend?

I'm 24 years old and have full custody of my 16-year-old sister. She has been living with me for the last 3 years. I found out today, from her, that she has been lying to me about spending time with a ...
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Stepson and girlfriend never come in the house now that we set limits

My husband and I are a second marriage. His son is now 19 but I've known him for almost 6 years. He lives in our home and goes to school full time as well as works part time. He and his college ...
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Dating as a single parent - When do you introduce your kid?

As a relatively newly single parent I have been contemplating the idea of when I am dating someone, when to introduce them to my child (3 year old). Currently I have just kept those lives separate as ...
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Advice on dating when I have children

I have 2 young girls (4 and 1 1/2), and am single. I have recently returned to the dating scene. I like guys and have brought a number home, that have slept over. I'm worried that the girls, seeing ...
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How do I explain to my five year old daughter that I am seeing someone?

My daughters father and I broke up 2 years ago. I am now dating a wonderful man who I am very happy with, but I am not sure how to explain this to my five year old daughter. She is very good friends ...
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How to discuss with my kids returning to dating

My situation is perhaps a bit unusual for a single parent: my wife passed away three years ago. My kids, six and eight, have clung to me since. When I approached the topic about six months ago, they ...
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A man I met online wants to take pictures of my daughter

I am a single mother working 2 jobs to provide for my 3yo daughter. I'm looking online for boyfriends and I met a man I would like to date. This man has offered me money to take pictures of my ...
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How can I convince my teenage son to focus on his studies?

Please advise me how to solve this sensitive issue so that my son and the girl both understand. My son, who is studying 12th std, is attracted to a girl of same class who is his tuition mate and ...
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What is an effective dating policy for a 12-year-old boy? [closed]

This is similar but not identical to When is it safe to start letting our children go into relationships? My 12-year-old son is precocious in terms of height and puberty, but emotionally he is out of ...
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How can we help our son deal with his girlfriend's emotional issues?

So our son is only 15, but he has fallen pretty heavily for a girl who apparently comes with a lot of "baggage". She comes from a broken home and is constantly having issues. Our son spend a lot of ...
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14 year old daughter has a boyfriend and I have heard reports of inappropriate behavior from her friends

My daughter has been spending a lot of time with her new boyfriend, to the point it is making her other friends uncomfortable. While I had told my daughter as long as she could be responsible and ...
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My stepdaughter wants to go to California to see her girlfriend

My stepdaughter came out to us that shes gay. She has been talking to her girlfriend who lives in California and asked her dad if he could take her. I said, "No she's only 14 yrs old. Would you take ...
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Should I expect a boy to ask me for permission for prom?

As Prom season quickly approaches, I've begun to wonder about who will ask my daughter. In particular, should I be expecting someone to ask me for permission before they go with my daughter, or do I ...