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Dating dads book

, by Susin Nielsen What happens when two kids are thrust together after their parents move in with each other?

And then what happens after the remarriage, when there is a new stepparent?

It’s a hard, big question, so we’ve compiled 5 middle grade books about parents dating and remarrying to help kids adjust to a big change, and maybe feel just a little less alone.

My mom said that he didn’t want to have anything to do with me.

But she was very controlling and kept me under Fort Knox–like conditions. I told him I thought he was dead and asked why it took him so long to contact me.

After I was born she had a nervous breakdown and couldn’t take care of me, so I lived with her grandparents until I was about 2. My mom and my stepfather took a break because they were fighting so much and I cried the entire time he was gone. Near the end of the time my parents had joint custody of me I had a stepdad.

I think that’s part of the reason we’ve never been close: We didn’t bond when I was a Did you have any contact with your father when you were a child? I missed him, which was weird because we didn’t have much of a relationship. He took good care of my mom but she went through one of her stages again, so it ended.

He was always doing the drive to see me because my mom wasn’t very fond of it — she wouldn’t even meet himhalfway. I had this giant storage tote of Barbie dolls and I had my own Mary-Kate and Ashley bedroom. We’d sit in the yard blowing bubbles together, and he took me to the zoo where he bought me a stuffed animal that I kept until I was 16. For whatever reason, my father and I didn’t end up meeting for two more years, so there was no contact for 12 years — we were reunited when I was So what were your feelings toward him when you were growing up? My brother and I are 9 years apart and my sister is 12 years younger than me.