Divorce talking kids dating

29 Nov

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.

She found that the young children she studied worried about how their parent’s dating process was going to affect them.

Children between the ages 5 and 10 were more possessive of their mother than older children.

But because you are a responsible grown-up, you know that would be a really stupid thing to do.

And most adults are out and dating again within a year after their divorce, sometimes dating several partners before remarriage.

Most middle-years children need some time to adjust to their parents' sep­aration before their mother or father begins having new romantic interests.

In general, a good guideline is about a six-month wait from the time you separate from your spouse to the time you start to date, although dating will often oc­cur sooner.

But, we humans are instinctively drawn to partnering up.

So chances are very good that sooner or later you (along with nearly every other divorced parent) will be dipping your toe into the waters of dating after divorce.