As with anything new, practice is needed or in this case just feeling comfortable with this new situation.
After time, the child will feel more and more comfortable and frustration will lessen.
Fun and Excitement The definition of fun and excitement itself will change, especially if the new step parent does not have kids.
This can be more fun and exciting than watching a professional team.
When at home there will be some new activities that you will enjoy with the kids.
For example, tetherball, a game you never thought you would play, you might be playing it every night.
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.
For example, when at home everyone gets along and does activities together, but in public the child may ignore the step parent and keep a distance.
The reason is because being in public is a less frequent occurrence when compared to being at home in private.
If you are dating a woman with kids, you probably aren’t doing it just for fun. You’ve got to have the talk.”I bring that up because that is a classic case where a single guy began dating a woman with a child, and had so much to learn and go through.
You most likely really, really like the woman (or love her) and you are smart enough to realize that with her, comes her children. Same is the case with Scott Trick, Divorced Guy Grinning’s guest blogger.
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.