It looks like there’s far from trouble in paradise with Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez.  The accomplished actress and Yankee’s third-baseman are on vacation in Mexico with his kids Natasha and Ella.  According to RadarOnline, this is the second time this month that the inseperable couple have been found on the Mexican beaches.  The two haven’t even been together for a year, and already the four of them seem like a one happy family!

What are ways to bond with your partner’s children?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you’re dating someone who already has children, it’s extremely important that you make a connection with them. Cupid has some suggestions:

1. Take them on a date: Just like you and your partner go on dates to get to know each other better, you can go on a date with his kids to get closer with them.  This gives you all a chance to get comfortable with each other without their father being there.  Have them choose a place they like, and let the bonding begin.

2. Swap stories: Make sure you’re showing an interest in the children’s lives.  Simply asking them questions will show them that they’re important to you.  Then, to make them feel more comfortable with you, be sure to share stories about yourself in return.

3. Tuck them in: A more intimate way to bond with the kids is to be there when it’s bedtime.  Reading them a bedtime story and tucking them in is a very precious way to get them to feel safe with you.  If you and your partner ever do get married, you’re not just gaining a husband; you’re gaining a family