If you are a Camden single parent, there's no doubt that you have more than enough work to do to fill the hours of your days. Whether you are taking care of little Camden boys or little Camden girls, being a Camden single parent is a busy and sometimes stressful lifestyle. With everything you have to do to support and nurture your children, as a Camden single parent it can be very difficult to keep an active love life going.
Even if you do manage to make the time to date regularly, if you are a Camden single parent heading out on the dating scene, you will always have in the back of your mind whether a potential romantic partner will mix well with your children. It is difficult enough finding a partner for yourself without worry about whether the person sitting across the candlelit table from you will be an acceptable mate for you in the eyes of your children. Luckily, there are some criteria which you can use to help figure out whether to bring a romantic partner home to meet your children or whether to throw him or her back into the dating pool and keep looking for somebody who will be more supportive of your life as a Camden single parent.
The most important thing that you can do as a Camden single parent to choose a mate who will get along well with your children is to listen to your date, and pay attention to the signals he or she sends you. A date who will get along well with your children is usually understanding and respectful of the fact that your children will always require your attention first and foremost. For example, a date who gets angry when you cancel lunch plans with him or her in order to attend a parent-teacher conference instead will probably not be able to accept that your child's needs will always come before your needs or the needs of your romantic partner. Another good litmus test is if your date is extremely eager to meet your children. Contrary to what you might believe, this can actually be a bad sign. A mature adult will probably let you determine the best way to build a bond between him or her and your kids, whereas a less confident person will try to control the schedule themselves.
Once you get your date home to meet your little Camden girls or little Camden boys, there are a few things which you will want to watch for when your children and your potential romantic partner interact. If your date is playful with your children and gets them to laugh, that is a huge sign that things will continue to go well. An adult who has good instincts around children when everybody is having fun usually proves to have a good sense of how to treat kids even when the going gets a little tougher. On the other hand, even if your date and your child don't hit it off right away, you may still be able to tell how well things will go in the long run.
One problem that many dates have when being introduced to the children of their partner is accepting that the children may not take to them at first, usually because the child is jealous and wants your undivided attention.
If your date is able to accept this kind of negative behavior from your child without growing judgmental or frustrated towards your youngster, that means that your date is empathetic and confident, and will probably make a good parent someday.