If your child is under seventeen years of age, we'd recommend that you sit down with together and map out some specific guidelines for relationships with the opposite sex.

I packed two of everything: juice boxes, cracker bags, and organic fruit gummies. Gabe reminded me of Jack when he was 3 or 4 — skinny and tiny with long blond hair and always carrying something. We entered the building, and the kids dashed toward a cow statue dressed in baseball memorabilia. They were engaged but never married, and he wouldn’t stand for visitation, so he’d sought joint custody. ” He had moved out of the house he and his ex shared and rented a place of his own blocks away in order to be close to Gabe and make the co-parenting situation more fluid and natural for his child.

Tall Eric arrived at the baseball museum in a newsboy hat, shorts, a T-shirt, and a braided hemp bracelet (so not Mr. It all seemed so foreign to me — not only was my ex not involved in our lives, there were four states between us.

I wouldn’t feel guilty about having a sleepover at a boyfriend’s house because Jack would be on his father’s time and that distinction would make me feel better about going out.

I — “When he was 2 1/2, I wrote the first three lines and he wrote the last one,” Tall Eric said.

If an older teen displays maturity, common sense, and sound moral judgment, dating can play an important role in his or her growth and development.

It can also teach them how to relate to the opposite sex in a healthy way and to recognize the character qualities that are truly important in a marriage relationship.

When the children had taken enough bites, we let them wander to the homemade candy counter.

Tall Eric slid into my side of the booth and put his arm around me.

Talk about pursuing a commitment to sexual purity and make it clear that, for the time being, there can be no question of unsupervised dates.