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.

1

As a single mother, have you been able to date? If so, when do you usually introduce the person to your child?

2

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?

3

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.

4

Would you let the person you're dating discipline your child? (Your answer is a good indicator of how you feel about the relationship.)

5

If you let the person you're dating discipline your child, what parameters have been set up?

6

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?

7

If you have a combined family, what disciplinary guidelines have you set? If you haven't set any, how could you develop those standards?

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