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For Single Parents Only: Be Very Careful Who You Date

Updated on October 15, 2013

If you are a NFL fan then I'm sure you have heard about what happened to Adrian Peterson's son. Adrian Peterson is a top running back in the NFL. This past week, his 2-year old son was killed by the mother's boyfriend. I don't know anything about the history of Adrian and his child's mother, but I know one thing, his child's mother did not use good judgement at all.

To make the long story short, his child's mother ran out to conduct a few errands and left the child with the boyfried--a boyfriend who has a history of domestic violence. I don't know if she knew about his history or not---it doesn't matter. Acclimating someone to your children takes time and planning.

My advice to all the single parents who want companionship is to remember that the person you are dating will be dating your family as well. It is not all about you. Are they compatible wth your family? What warning signs are being displayed? If there are signs, don't ignore them for the sake of having someone. I've given this advice to singles without children. This advice is even more important to single parents. You can't learn everything about someone in a few short weeks. When you throw a child into the mix, you have to take it even slower and be even more careful Background checks are not out of order this day and age. It's not all about you. Make good choices for you and your family

May that little sweet baby rest in peace.


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    • Evans4life profile image

      Evans4life 3 years ago

      You are so right... in this day and age of "crazies", protect your children and yourself is top priority.

    • Levertis Steele profile image

      Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

      I think that it is wise to conduct a background check on a new friend. There is not anything wrong with helping to protect your children and yourself.

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      Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime


      How right you are. My mom was so afraid of not getting Mr. Right after my father died that she did not remarry. She was concerned about the welfare of her children due to hearing so many heartaching stories about the abuse of children in such relationships. I have known other women to make the same decision. All men are not bad, but many young women are clueless when it comes to recognizing warning signs of abusers.

      I am so sorry about the poor little 2-year old.

      My appeal to fathers who do not live with their children: be the main man in your children's lives. Boyfriends and second husbands need to know that you are a good father who cares about the welfare of your child(ren).

      Hopefully, this hub will help create awareness about this problem.