When parents decide to bring their new boyfriend or girlfriend into their child’s life, it is important to do so very carefully.
Children need their parent’s support and attention during this transitional period.
Never suggest that a child kiss or hug a friend unless they want to.
Bringing a new person into the family can threaten your child’s sense of security.
Therefore, it is important to carefully consider how and when you should introduce your new significant other to your children.
DO watch your children’s reactions for clues to how they feel.
DO make surprise visits when you have left them alone.
Remember, your children need comfort and reassurance.