Talking with kids about parents dating
By high school, kids are more likely to develop serious romantic attachments.
"In my coaching practice, I suggest that single moms do the inside work to get really clear about their wants, needs, values and beliefs and get in touch with their intuition," says Kerri Zane, single-mom lifestyle expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One.Parents sometimes think that they can wait for the “Big Talk” about puberty and sex until their children are 12 or older. Children learn the information better, and ultimately make healthier choices when their parents start early talking about these topics, and do so many, many times.Your best goal is to create the kind of relationship with your child where you can talk about this just as you can talk about anything. Before you even think about introducing your children to your new boyfriend, you need to have been dating for at least six months. It takes at least six months to begin to really know a person. Group Setting: Have the first five meetings in a group setting. You don’t want that to happen again and you certainly don’t want your children to go through that again.