You may consider bringing the child a small gift to show your good will and sincere interest in him, such as baseball cards for a collector or new crayons for an aspiring artist.Don’t bring anything extravagant, which he may perceive as an effort to buy his affection.Children (especially young children) quickly can become attached to someone new and, consequently, may be confused or hurt if the relationship ends.If your date wants you to meet her son right away, suggest that she introduce you as a friend.Fifteen to twenty minutes max for this type of first meeting is best.
Your new guy may be constantly complaining to you about his ex and before you know it, you are both caught up in the drama of continually talking about her latest antics.
Once your relationship becomes somewhat serious, try to get to know her son gradually, without attempting to rush or force the relationship or stepping in as a parental figure.
Plan an outing that is fun and that requires minimal interaction.
How well has your guy worked through the angst of his marriage ending? Some will try to alienate their children from their father as well as his new partner.
Privacy in the home becomes difficult because angry mothers tend to interrogate their children when they return home from Dad's house.
Go ice skating, take a day hike, visit the zoo or attend a sporting event.