Parenting is so much about being mindful enough to stay above the moment and understand what happens today often has bigger impacts tomorrow.Plus kids can’t keep secrets, so when their teacher asks where they learned that dirty word don’t be surprised if you get thrown under the bus.
The baggage a single dad carries on board won’t fit in the overhead compartment.
What I mean is that I can’t be a good man and be a lousy dad.
Fatherhood and manhood are fundamentally intertwined. Can someone who is cheating on his wife be a good father or a guy who has abandoned his children be a good man?
Think long term – If you date a single dad by default you are a step mom.
Don’t let that freak you out; but if you are in his children’s lives they look to you as a role model, whether they or you know it.