If you’ve decided to start dating, it is important for you to discuss and accept all of your child’s feelings when this happens.It’s also critical that you carefully consider who will be spending time around your children.Your previously prudish mother who ran background checks on your high school boyfriend (and his parents) may decide it's a good idea to invite a man she met online to fly across the country and stay at her house for two weeks.While you may be thinking "Craigslist Killer," your parent is an adult, and can make his or her own decisions, or mistakes.
Remember that your parent is trying to rediscover who he or she is.
Your children may view your dates as competition for your love and attention, and as a rejection of their now-absent parent.
Their fantasies of reconciliation will be damaged, and the loss of your attention can reawaken fears of abandonment.
A child’s usual reaction to mom or dad’s first date is a negative one.
Rushing into dating after a divorce threatens a child’s world.