As a single parent, dating may not always be at the forefront of your thoughts.
While doing so, if you can figure out ways to relax and have fun with your teen, potentially tense conversations are more likely to go smoothly. Some teens with crushes barely talk to each other, others do lots more.
In most cases some common “controversial” topics that need to be discussed are when, if, and how to use social media wisely, how to sort through physical contact, if, when, and where to spend time alone with a special friend, and the importance of sharing questions and experiences with mom and dad.
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. and they’re all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there.
It’s like this……When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous trip – to Italy. And for the rest of your life, you will say “Yes, that’s where I was supposed to go.
I'd love to hear from any of you in my situation (or who have experience with friends in this situation).
I love my kid, but autism is a scary word to most people, until they've met someone like my David.
Becoming a parent presents us with challenges we’ve rarely been able to plan for, but what if your child is disabled or has special needs? But after you’ve been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around….
The following poem never ceases to touch a chord – while we all tread differing paths with our children, no matter how difficult the route, each journey holds its own treasured moments: WELCOME TO HOLLAND by Emily Perl Kingsley. and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills…Holland has tulips. But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy…
Almost all parents find it challenging to think about their child’s dating life, especially when it is beginning, and there are plenty of teens who are impulsive and have trouble thinking practically when it comes to handling young “romance.” There is often more parental involvement, patience, and care needed with a special-needs child who is navigating her first potential boyfriend, but the following general guidelines apply.
When new relationships are blossoming it is important for parents to do whatever is needed to be in ongoing contact and communication with their child.
Once he's met him, the word won't be so scary."She's right.