For example, your child may be happy you’re dating and furious that you’ll miss the TV show you both usually watch on a particular night.If you can zero in on the problem, the solution may be quite easy.That doesn’t mean I don’t yearn for connection, though — which is why I texted Tall Eric one Saturday morning to hang out with us. It soon became clear that the boys were more interested in playing hide-and-seek than in taking in baseball history, so we headed to the park where we’d all met.Finally, a date worked out — because our kids were worked in. While the kids played, Tall Eric told me about his son’s mother. My son, Jack, 6, was playing with his 4-year-old, Gabe. He was cute, laid-back, and about 10 years older than me. But then Tall Eric gave me his card and asked me to be in touch. You rely on costly babysitters because there’s no father to step in every other weekend.Tall Eric and another guy were occupying the nearest bench, so I rested my arms on the fence, watching the kids. Meeting new people can seem impossible and exhausting.When the bill came, we split it, not thinking twice. We sat down with noted parenting consultant and e Harmony Parenting contributor Dr.
Then we scheduled a lunch date for a time when our kids were in school, but a freelance gig came up, and I had to take it.Minutes later, Jack came speeding into me, declaring that he was “dying of thirst.” I unzipped his snack tote and handed him a juice box. I didn’t expect the situation with Tall Eric to be any different — and it wasn’t.He took one giant gulp, handed the pouch back to me, and said, “Gotta go, Mom! A few days later, I dropped him an e-mail; we made a plan to meet, but I had to bow out when my babysitter canceled on me.Problems begin when there is a change in you and your routine and nothing’s said.When you don’t talk to your child they begin to draw conclusions on their own without any input from you.