Don't give your children the power to prevent you from developing relationships with other men. It's natural to for them to be a little possessive of you and to instantly dislike your dates. They may still secretly be clinging to the hope that you and your ex might get back together and that you will all be a family again. If that's so, you and their dad should explain to them that this isn't a possibility. Dating after a divorce is not easy for a parent or for the kids, but keeping the dating secret is unhealthy for all concerned.
Dating After Divorce - When to Tell Your Kids
Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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