This roller coaster ride is hard enough for adults. The other side of this is that children are often not all that nice to people their parents are dating.
And why would you want to expose your new friend to that?
Should I wait until my children are grown before dating?
And as has been stated many times on this site, knowing your child will always help you better understand what may be going on for him/her.When should I introduce my new partner to my children?Most professionals agree that parents should keep their dating relationships private and away from children until the relationship is serious. What you should avoid though is introducing your children to every person you date after your divorce.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.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.