Oprah's Lifeclass Social Lab Work: "The Single Moms Club, Part 2"
Use these questions to reflect on 'Oprah's Lifeclass' with Iyanla Vanzant, Nia Long and Tyler Perry on the topic of single motherhood and dating.
As a single mother, have you been able to date? If so, when do you usually introduce the person to your child?
If you've been in a relationship that didn't work out, but your child had met the person, do you regret that? Why? Is it guilt? Or can you recognize the good your child saw?
Is your child overprotective of you? Is there a burden that he or she is carrying? Think about what may have led your child to feel so protective.
Would you let the person you're dating discipline your child? (Your answer is a good indicator of how you feel about the relationship.)
If you let the person you're dating discipline your child, what parameters have been set up?
Regarding the child's father: You want each parent to respect the other's place in your child's life. Has he been introduced to the person you're seeing? How did that meeting go?
If you have a combined family, what disciplinary guidelines have you set? If you haven't set any, how could you develop those standards?