Dating isn't a single mom's top priority, so help her arrange things so she can get out with you.
Let her know you understand that her kids come first.
For parents who are unaware of the people and dynamics at play, it’s difficult to know what you’re facing.
This is yet another reason to spend relaxed time together and engage in frequent conversation; surveys show teens actually want to discuss dating, drugs and other pressures with their parents.
Even if your child isn’t sexually active, the risk of substance abuse and other problem behaviors increases if many of their friends are having sex.
#4 Dating Violence – Pre-teens haven’t had enough relationship experience to know how to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy behavior.
Swapping a few stories about your kids could also inject humor into your conversation and break the ice on your first date.