Parent influence teen dating
To find the middle way, the single parent must honor relational needs with children and with significant other by dividing availability out.
Total focus on a dating companion can deny children of needed parental attention, cause actual neglect, and foster feelings in children of emotional abandonment. The compromise between balancing needs for adult companionship and parental responsibility requires understanding that between the extremes of total absorption with children and total social preoccupation with another adult is a middle way.
There is nothing simple about single parenting, and that includes the complexity of wanting to start to date.
After children enter their teen years, parents wait with trepidation as their child starts to show interest in dating.
Parent love is committed to care-taking a growing child.
To give partner love to a child inappropriately treats that son or daughter as a source of adult intimacy.