Telling Your Children You’ve Found Someone: For Single Parents
Single parent dating can be confusing for kids. It’s good to speak with your children alone and give them time to answer any questions. Unfortunately, planning alone may not work out and you may be put on the hot seat. Take these tips to be prepared if your kids beat you to the punch.
Tips on How to Tell Your Kid You’ve Found Someone Special
When you are a single parent your child is completely dependent on you for both matronly and paternal concerns. Introducing another person to take over one of those roles can be difficult for a child. There are ways in which you can make sure your child likes the new addition in your life. Here are some tips:
Honesty is the Best Policy:
Frankly introduce your friend to him/her. Teach your child the importance of love and companionship in everyone’s life through stories.
Ask Your Child How He/ She Feels:
Ask your children whether they liked your new friend. Children want their parents to be happy. Show them their opinion is important to you.
Reassure Your Kids:
Your child should not feel that this new inclusion is some kind of a substitute for their other parent. Make sure your child realizes they are always going to be the most important person in your life.
Don’t be afraid to meet people and date! Your child will be to see you happy, provided that you are upfront and honest.