Be their friend, tuck them in, tell them to shut up and eat their vegetables?
Despite the fact that I work with children every day in an education environment, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to family life, bedtimes, and the art of things called Skylanders.
I already have to yell at my dog when she barks at the mailman (and the neighbors, and innocent pedestrians) — and that's enough.I never wanted to be the creepy old lady that rides the "little kid" rides at amusement parks, but let's face it; those can be the best ones.I've dated some pretty swell fellas in the past that have done impressive things, but this one is successfully raising two humans into respectful little dudes. He's responsible in a way that a lot of men aren't, and I get to see what kind of person he is by the way he interacts with his kids. By setting clear boundaries and being empathetic towards your partner, you can successfully have a relationship with someone with a child.
Khloe Kardashian has given birth to her first kid ... Khloe delivered a baby girl early Thursday morning -- around 4 AM EDT -- at a hospital outside Cleveland ... We're told the little girl does not have a name yet.
In relationships where there are no kids involved, sometimes it's easy to get upset when the other person needs some "down time," but when you're both busy adults with other stuff going on (and birthday parties at Chuck-E-Cheese, boy scout meetings, etc.), it's natural and healthy to do your own thing.
The natural space the situation affords is great for the relationship.
The kids already have a mom, a grandma, a dad, and a stepdad — they don't need another one.
One of the things that works best about my unique place in the family is that I'm not another adult voice telling the kids what to do, and I'm okay with that.
One of the huge things about dating someone with kids is that they're going to need their family-alone time — and so do I.