Child divorce and dating
A: Actually, the best thing for you to do would be to leave your son out of it.
"At age 9, children are most concerned about getting the love, care, and attention that they need," notes Robin Goldstein, a Potomac, MD- based child-development specialist.
Q: I'm a divorced parent and I plan to begin dating again.
How can I help my 9-year-old son feel comfortable with this decision?
For some people, that happens before they move out.For example, plan to meet your date at the movie theater or restaurant instead of at your house.And when you tell your son that you are going out, emphasize what you're going to do instead of with whom.Others are still emotionally married after the divorce is final.” Dena Roché started dating while waiting for her divorce papers to come through.“It helped, because I got to see what 'normal' looked like,” Roché says.