There were stretches of time when he wasn’t around; either by his own volition or my mother protecting us from his disappointments. Having such an inconsistent father was my first example of what kind of father not to be.The same rang true in my friends’ households and even strangers in the neighborhood. Over time, I have shaped my own ideas about fatherhood and how I want to parent my children.
The relationship that develops between a man and his child starts before the child is even physically in this world.
Being a step-parent, you don’t have that historical connection.
As a society, we’ve come to welcome non-traditional family units.
Majority of the time, it works out well and the parents involved raise children who go on to be productive citizens in the world. My relationship with my father was imperfect and strained.
First of all, you have to even find the time to date.