As with anything new, practice is needed or in this case just feeling comfortable with this new situation.
After time, the child will feel more and more comfortable and frustration will lessen.
But when your partner is a divorced man with kids, things get a wee bit busier not to mention complicated.
Here are however a few tips and suggestions on dating a divorced dad and making a success of it. Accept that he is going to be busy Much like single moms, a divorced man with primary custody of his children will also be striving to balance work, home and kids.
For example, when at home everyone gets along and does activities together, but in public the child may ignore the step parent and keep a distance.