125: When Two Worlds Collide – Dating and Parenting

Being a single or divorced parent and dating can be difficult. Whether you are dating someone with kids, or you yourself have kids from a previous relationship, these circumstances present all kinds of potential problems. Learn how to navigate these issues with a world’s leading expert on resilience and family dynamics.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how to create structure for your kids to help ease the transition of divorce and dating.
  • Find out if it’s OK for your kids to stay in touch with an ex who is not their parent.
  • Understand the importance of being genuine with your child when dating new people.
  • Learn why it’s important to not feel guilty about dating.
  • And much more!

Dr. Michael Ungar is the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University, and the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Center. He is among the best known writers and researchers on the topic of resilience in the world. As both a family therapist and professor of Social Work, he has helped to identify important factors that influence the resilience of children and families during periods of change and stress. He is the author of 14 books that have been translated into five languages, numerous manuals for parents, educators, and employers, as well as more than 150 scientific papers.

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Dr. Ungar’s Daily Tool

Have dinner today! Turn off the TV and engage with the family.

Relationship Advice Resource

I Still Love You

Avoid books that promise a quick fix.

Advice for Newlyweds with Children

Allow children to be a part of the ceremony and rituals. Consider having the kids sign a ‘marriage pledge’.

Advice for Single Listeners

The person you find is not going to be everything.

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