The Dating Scene Plus Kids: Rules of Etiquette for Your Significant Other
By Terry Carson
It’s not easy to introduce your new more-than-friend to your kids when you start dating someone new. You may really like this person and are happy with your new relationship. But how will your kids feel? Will they like him/her? Will they get along?
It seems that each generation thinks that the one after them is spoiled, and without proper values and manners. Anyone familiar with musicals from the ‘50s and ‘60s might remember Bye Bye Birdie where Paul Lynde, the father of a teenage daughter, laments his dissatisfaction with kids. “Kids.What’s the matter with kids today? Noisy, crazy, dirty, lazy, loafers. Why can’t they be like we were, perfect in every way?”
Let's face it….kids are EXHAUSTING. And the romantic side of a relationship is often trumped by a need for sleep.
Parents don't want to talk openly about this topic, but I can assure you that many are experiencing this problem. It's extremely common for tired parents to opt for sleep over love making. While you might feel guilty saying "Not tonight honey" it doesn't change a thing. You're still not interested.
And, lack of sleep doesn't just affect your sex life.
If we could avoid putting our kids through unpleasant moments such as dental visits, hospital stays or intrusive medical procedures, we would. But when our child needs medical intervention we cannot walk away.
So what if your three-year son old needs surgery? How do you prepare him for it without making him upset?
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