Give them time to get to know each other, and be clear that the new partner isn't trying to replace the other parent.
If your child's other parent isn't involved in his or her life, you might worry about the lack of a male or female parental role model in your child's life.
If your child has symptoms of juvenile diabetes, it is important to have your child screened.
Try to regularly communicate with your child's other parent about your child's care and well-being to help him or her adapt.
You might worry about the lack of a male or female parental role model for your child, too.
Be aware that some research has shown that teens in single-parent households have a higher risk of depression and lower self-esteem.
Being a single parent can result in added pressure, stress and fatigue.
If you're too tired or distracted to be emotionally supportive or consistently discipline your child, behavioral problems might arise.