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In terms of meeting her, this is a decision your child should make.
You can ask if they would like to meet the woman you are dating, and if they say no (sometimes one may say no, and the other will want to), then respect their wishes.
The initial introduction is an opportunity for your kids to check out your new love interest, Fisher says. This is an opportunity for them to look her over, get a sense of her.
Don’t pressure your kids to like her—and vice versa. It is a naïve expectation men have that the woman is going to love the kids,” says Brott.
Add the prospect of dating to the equation, and you’ve got quite a challenge.
“They may feel they’re betraying their mothers,” says Condrell, “and may keep them from getting close to new parents.” Rule #9: Make introductions cautiously This needs to be an extremely low-key, short meeting. Instead, have her come to your house, and set a time limit.
This means no dropping the kids off at grandma’s house when it is your weekend with them.
"This speaks volumes to the kids about your lack of importance and focus on them," Fisher says.
Don’t share all the intimate details of a woman with your children.
“They never need to know that you consider a woman to be a sexy hot mess. Rule #8: Watch the loyalty complex Whether you are divorced or widowed, a former spouse will inadvertently be a factor in whether the kids accept your social life.