Dating for Dads: The Single Father's Guide to Dating Well Without Parenting Poorly (Paperback)
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Here is the first book written specifically for men who date while answering to a higher authority: their children.
As a single father, you’re ready to begin dating again. But are your kids ready? In this much-needed guide, relationship expert Ellie Slott Fisher comes to the rescue with no-nonsense, no-judgments advice on everything from how to ask a woman out to navigating the potential minefield of overnight dates.
Single dads are as nervous as single moms about merging their parental responsibilities with their social lives, but they often don’t have intimate friendships in which to share their concerns. Drawing on her own experience as a single parent, interviews and surveys she conducted with more than a hundred single fathers and their children, and the advice of family therapist Dr. Paul Halpern, Fisher gives the lowdown on a range of tricky topics, including:
•When do I introduce my kids to the woman I’m dating?
•What if they don’t like her?
•Is it acceptable to date someone closer to my child’s age than my own?
•Are sleepovers okay when my kids—or her kids—are home?
•How do I give my children the reassurance they need while pursuing a social life of my own?
Plus, how to avoid one of the biggest dating pitfalls: mistaking lust for love. From dealing with your ex-spouse to protecting your children’s inheritance, and many issues in-between, Fisher gives single fathers the tools they need to be both sexy suitors and devoted dads.
About the Author
Ellie Slott Fisher is the author of the critically acclaimed Mom, There’s a Man in the Kitchen and He’s Wearing Your Robe. A veteran journalist, Fisher has written for numerous magazines as well as the anthology Single Woman of a Certain Age. A dating mom herself, she lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and has two children.
Dr. Pauk Halpern is a psychologist who counsels children, adolescents, and their families. He has maintained a practice in Villanova, Pennsylvania. for thirty years.
Praise for Dating for Dads: The Single Father's Guide to Dating Well Without Parenting Poorly…
“Useful. Honest. Informative. A must read for all single dads.”—Leah Klungness, Ph.D., psychologist and co-author of The Complete Single Mother
“Ellie Slott Fisher is a single dad's best friend. Dating for Dads is warm, funny, sensitive and bursting with great advice. She proves that fatherhood doesn't preclude having a fabulous dating life.”—Jane Ganahl, author of Naked on the Page: the Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife
“Ellie Fisher writes in such a familiar, reassuring tone, you feel like you’re getting advice from your best buddy from college. Her common-sense suggestions and game plans make the prospect of single-parent dating seem much more natural and far less intimidating.” —Hank Herman, author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent into College Application Hell
“It's hard to be a single dad who's dating. Trying to be sensitive and responsive to the feelings and needs of your children and the woman you're dating (not to mention your own), is tough territory for a man to navigate. Ellie Slott Fisher knows that territory inside and out, and has drawn a perfect map of it in Dating for Dads.”—Robert Mark Alter, author of Good Husband, Great Marriage: Finding the Good Husband...in the Man You Married.