Here is Scott’s guest post that gives us a glance at the transition from single guy to married guy with step kids, and all the wonderful things that can happen if you are open-minded, have insight into what the kids are going through, and just give it time. But if you keep in mind what the kids went through, you will have a better understanding and be a great step parent.Step Parenting – From Frustration to Love by Scott Trick Almost a year ago I went from being single to married with two step kids. Frustration One of the frustrations a step parent can experience is the fact that the step child does not know how to act in public with his or her new step parent.
Fun and excitement will change from grown up fun to kid fun.
Yet, we are developing a very open minded friendship. I know patience would be worthwhile as she is the most amazing woman I have ever met. Reply You would be VERY wise to heed the comment about "her" priorities.
Women who make their kids their top priority are not good dating material. The children learn that the world revolves around them...seeing a healthy, positive relationship where a man and woman are the center and the children are to be loved but not the "center" of the world.
Same thing applies to a woman dating a guy with kids, by the way. ” when Tom Cruise says to Cuba Gooding Jr., “Can I ask you a question? Scott was a single guy dating a woman with kids, ended up marrying her and says he couldn’t be happier.
But, he’ll be the first to tell you, it wasn’t always a piece of cake.