Parental dating teenagers
Dating is also a balancing act for parents trying to stay connected with their teen while looking for new romance, according to the article, “Surviving (Your Child’s) Adolescence,” by psychologist Carl Pickhardt in Psychology Today.
Women may have a bigger challenge bonding with a partner’s kids than men.
Cancelling plans with his daughter to go out with you may cause her to feel abandoned and rejected.
Trying to get your boyfriend to spend time with you instead of his daughter, may make him feel pressured.
Being a teen with a dating parent can feel awkward and uncomfortable.We’re learning this at the same time our children are navigating through it.” What follows is a teen dating primer to help your child — and you — forge the valley between child and young adult.