Here are a few of the questions that parents ask: Regarding Your Children How do I explain my dating to my children?What you say to your children when you begin dating after your divorce will depend largely on their age. You'll be in bed when I get home."With school-age children (6-10) you can begin to provide more information.The idea of getting back into the dating scene after years being married is daunting at best.But, we humans are instinctively drawn to partnering up.It is also a necessary step to file for an uncontested divorce in some states.Separation and Moving Out - Things to consider before you pack your bags and move out.
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If you need a reminder about what to expect at each developmental stage have a look here When talking with young children (infants and toddlers) describe the person you are seeing as a friend. I'll be back soon."With preschoolers (ages 3-5) still describe the person you will be going out with as as friend. You will likely want to have a more in-depth conversation about dating.
For example, "I'm going to have dinner with a man/woman that I met at work.
If it is impossible for parents to tell the child together, then they should each talk to the child as soon as can be arranged.
Whatever the situation, when parents share the news, whether separately or together, they should both make it clear that their love and positive concern for the child have not diminished and that the child is not the cause of the family change.