After all, kids who see the glass as half full are better at dealing with life's challenges--and happier too.
Here's six tips to help yours develop a sunny outlook on life.
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Most parents have some fears of the day their child will start dating.
Before you take that all-important step, consider this advice for dating with children: A lot of single parents ask, "When should I introduce my kids to the person I'm dating?
" Peter Sheras, a clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia, and the author of "The commitment is the most important piece because, when there's commitment, that becomes obvious to the kids."Being true to yourself and your partner is key.
Once your child starts dating, don’t stop talking to them about relationships.
Most of their information comes from media that’s meant to be entertaining, not realistic.
Not every dating relationship reaches the level of commitment that necessitates including the kids.
You may very well be enjoying a casual, lively social life with a person who is fun to be around, but with whom you simply don't imagine a future.
This is critical, because once you introduce children, you leave them vulnerable to becoming attached.
Doing so before you've even determined for yourself that this will be a long-term relationship is unfair to the kids.