Starting Over As A Father

I have a son and a daughter. Their mother and I split up when the kids were quite young, with my ex taking the kids 3000 miles away. Through a series of silly choices over the years, I had lost touch with my children and their mother.

Over the last year, their mother and I found one another again and, between many visits and hours per day spent on the phone, have fallen in love once more. I am planning on moving to where my kids are in about a month to be closer to them and their mother.

Am feeling a little apprehensive. My son is 14 and brilliant smart. My daughter is 8 and absolutely adorable. I am worried that they won't accept me or that I'll screw up as a 'new' dad all over again.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
longhair13 longhair13 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2012

Your Response


be sure to let them love u before you try to disaplin them. when they aproach you always stop what your doing and listen. they will run off in a minute or two and you can get back to what your doing. so much more

That's wonderful! The kids will love you and will be so happy to see them Mum happy!! I sounds so exciting!! I wish you and all the best!! There is going to be so much catching up to do!!, Photos, school stuff with them, meeting their friends, family time... You won't screw up again,just concentrate of the beautiful times ahead, with your kids and your wife! Take care!!

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. Two weeks to the move and I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off. But got my game face on and am moving forward. Take care of you!