You want to back off because, after all, they're not your biological kids, right? Gather up all your confidence and remember that you probably have a good point -- whatever it is, and at the very least, it should be discussed.And hey, tell your married friends to quit smirking.Dating a single parent, whether you're a single parent or just single, is actually a nice opportunity to re-examine the way you both parent, and to make any adjustments that may benefit a blended family in the future.
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.So, the fact that you're already sensitive to the possible family dynamics, and certainly the dating dynamics, bodes well for your future with this guy -- and his kids.Dating divorced people with kids opens up the dating world exponentially and gives you lots more people to choose from.
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.