Advice on dating woman with teen children


“Girls need to feel good about themselves before they start to date,” says Charles Wibbelsman, MD, chief of adolescent medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.His advice: only date if you know yourself and know you want to date.

we’ll see about you.”We have tried to do all the “right” things: plenty of father-daughter time without me, consistent respect for their mom, a slow pace and patient approach.

But it’s still hard sometimes, and I think about Jennifer’s advice quite a bit. Instead, I find hundreds of articles about how to advance and evolve, take steps forward.

For me, however, progress has come only with a practice of restraint: Relax like a cat and take a step back.

The first time I attended a school play, David’s daughter came out after the show.

“It was really hard for me at first,” I said, “and I would understand if it’s weird for you.”More L. Affairs columns“It’s not weird,” said his older daughter. ” I nearly burst out into tears from the joy and relief of acceptance.