Cupid's Pulse Article: Mama June Denies Dating Sex OffenderCupid's Pulse Article: Mama June Denies Dating Sex Offender

By Katie Gray

You better redneckognize! Shannon, AKA Mama June, from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, has denied that she is dating a sex offender.  She released a statement on her daughter’s Facebook page and a video, claiming that she is not dating a sex offender. She explained she was romantically linked to the man 10 years ago. Mama June said, “I promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else,” adding, “I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life.” According to UsMagazine.com, the TLC network stated“TLC is not currently in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.”

What are some ways to screen out bad partners before introducing them to your children?

Cupid’s Advice: 

If you have children and are dating someone who isn’t their father, it’s important to be extra cautious before you introduce your kids to your new partner. Your top priority is your offspring, and you want to make sure they are comfortable and safe. It can be scary, but stay positive because it could end great – just like Brad Paisley’s song ‘He Didn’t Have To Be.’ Cupid has some tips on how you can filter out bad partners and only introduce those who are actually good partner choices to your children:

1. Play detective: Act like a private investigator, and be a detective. Do some digging around to find out all you can about this person. You can figure out things while you’re getting to know them, as well as asking around about them. It’s best that you don’t introduce your children to anyone who you don’t truly know.

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2. History repeats itself: History definitely has a way of repeating itself, which is why we study it in school. If this person has a sketchy past, you’ll want to uncover every rock and be very skeptical. Everyone makes mistakes, so if it is very minor or they have really changed, then test the waters first if that’s what you ultimately want. Introduce your kids only after you know they are not a threat.

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3. Actions speak louder than words: Yes, sometimes words do matter and can be accurate. However, when you are screening a partner or a potential partner you should make sure the way they behave is acceptable. If they are telling you one thing, and acting a different way, then you should run! Pay attention to their interactions and actions. If they are true to their words, then you may be ready for a formal introduction with your kids.

What are some ways that you have screened your partner or potential partner before introducing them to your children? Share your thoughts below.