Marnie Kunz has been an award-winning writer covering fitness, pets, lifestyle, entertainment and health since 2003.Her articles have been published in "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution," "Alive," "The Marietta Daily Journal" and other publications. Census Bureau information, the number of children reared in single-parent households continues to rise.For many men dating a single mom is like navigating a busy street in a foreign country.
The effects of a single-parent home on a child’s behavior can be far-reaching and impact several areas of life, including academic achievement and social behaviors.
It's likely that children may feel happy or relieved when their parents split up, for example, and the house is no longer dominated by fighting, but there are also bound to be feelings of longing for a "normal" two-parent family life, notes the website Kids Health.
But recognizing these conflicting feelings and talking about them can help a great deal.
But women new to single motherhood may still be learning how to balance their new dating life with their job as a full-time single mom.
Be patient while she adjusts and when she expresses her emotions or feelings about dating as a mother the best thing you can do is listen.