Dating tips for the kids
We have witnessed firsthand the positive things that can come from having a bonus parent.This past summer, we put pen to paper and wrote/designed a children’s book that has become a labor of love for us.I’m sure he always presumed he would have his own biological children.But he met me, we fell in love, and I wasn’t prepared to have any more kids. They are two lucky kids.“When I was dating, I assumed I would follow that classic path of dating, marrying and having my own kids.We made sure the content focused on the common activities of being a bonus parent – things like driving carpool, making breakfast, sitting through athletic events, and reading bedtime stories.We also wanted to include a teaching moment in each one-page chapter so we added a ‘big idea’ value–tenacity, cooperation, honesty–to each page.
He has parented them to the best of his – and our – ability.Instead, he set out to be the best bonus dad he could be.Justin and I both realized very early on that co-parenting and step-parenting is not a competition between two homes.Our goal was to provide a beautifully illustrated, whimsical, colorful and engaging book that both children and adults would enjoy reading together.We wanted it to be applicable to both bonus dads and bonus moms.
Reading it one way, the book highlights the bonus dad.