My SO and I have been together for awhile now and he's very good with my daughter however I feel like they still don't have a substantial bound. DD has a father so I'm not looking for SO to fill that role but I do want him to build a stronger bond with her. Now I'm sure some will say if he hasn't already then he never will but I don't believe that,I know he loves her but he's never really been around children he has no nieces or nephews or young cousins so his experience is limited to pretty much just my DD. He's a guys guy so I know its hard for him to find anything in common to do with my prissy/girly 2 1/2 year old I dont know how much is too much to expect,obviously if I feel SO is not the right match for DD and I then I will move on from the relationship. However he obviously wants to be apart of our lives and knows what comes with dating me,I just wonder do I need to just give it time and see or do I try to help the process along in any way I can for the both of them.
Any advice or personal experiences would be very helpful,I believe in SO and the love he has for DD and I I just think he needs to find his place and what works best for him in this uncharted territory.