How to Introduce a New Love Interest to Your Kids
Finding a new love interest who you deem worthy to meet your children is an exciting event, but also very worrisome when it comes to your children. Will your children like your partner? How will they take the news? Will they be accepting? These are all common questions that we’ve taken into consideration for this article. To learn the answers, read below for “How to Introduce a New Love Interest to Your Kids.”
1. Let Them Know They Come First
Tell your children that you’re seeing someone once you’ve been on a few dates and think it could develop into something serious. Let them know that they’re number one in your heart and that you have a few more dates to go on until you can decide whether or not he or she is special enough to meet them.
2. Break it Down
Once you’re sure that the person you’re dating will be around for a while, explain to your children that you’ve met someone and that you’d like to introduce them to him or her if that’s okay with them. Ask them how they feel about it. Sort any issues out that they might have with you introducing a new person in their lives before the big day.
3. Prep Your Love Interest
Let the person you’re dating know everything about your children. Tell him or her everything from if they have any allergies to what they’re favourite shows are on television. Show them pictures of your children, so they can pair their names to their faces on the big day. Prep your love interest with everything they’ll need to know beforehand, so that both he or she and your children can feel comfortable upon meeting.
3. Be Considerate to the Other Parent
Notify your children’s other parent that you will be bringing a new person into your children’s lives.
We know it’s nerve racking, but taking these steps to prepare will make things go a lot more smoothly. Best of luck!