Realize that you are also dating this woman's child. You are stepping into the role of their male role model. Be very conscious and respectful of the child's needs and realize the mother will have some specific boundry issues about your interaction with her child. When you're dating a woman that has a child family planning is a discussion that has to be had up front. Be ready to provide extra emotional support and comfort to a mother, their lives tend to be a bit more overwhealming than a woman without a child. Also expect that her schedule will be less flexible than that of other women. Children create obligations and responsibilities that cannot be worked around or rescheduled.