Advice about dating for kid

Dear April Masini," I started dating him, but he's divorced with two kids and it's not just me and this guy in the relationship - it's me, this guy, and the two kids!

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Of course, you do have to be careful when there are kids involved because if things don't work out it's not just you and the guy who get hurt -- it's the kids, too, and since they've already gone through a divorce, it's not their first time to be burned.

However, it's not an insurmountable obstacle, and it even has benefits. Here are some starters for dating dads -- and they apply both ways, to guys dating single moms, too.

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With the US divorce rate still lingering around 50% for first marriages, many children have experienced their parents’ divorce by the time they are eighteen.

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.

Don’t assume that kids will understand the need for a “crazy phase” of dating.

They are dealing with their own issues of loss, betrayal, adjustment, trust- just to name a few.

Parents need to make sure before things get tricky that children understand their continued importance to them, the freedom for the child(ren) to continue a close loving relationship with the ex-spouse (despite any personal misgivings) and the possibility of new people in the parent’s life.

Your attitudes and behaviors on dating will be a model for your children.

Signed, Proceeding with Caution " Dear Proceeding with Caution: Your concern that you're dating someone with children means that you're probably a great candidate to be a second wife and step-mom, as well as a first time mom.