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For Single Parents Only: Be Very Careful Who You Date
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.