Young children and divorce and dating
Dating after a divorce can be a difficult situation for any parent.While a parent may be eager to begin meeting new people after recovering emotionally from a divorce, it can mean different things to every child.Communication can mitigate the feelings of fear and anxiety that children may experience when a parent begins dating. is a licensed psychotherapist and mental health writer with a private practice based in New York City.To set boundaries, parents should avoid sharing too many details about the divorce or the new relationship, while being open to listening to children's feelings about the situation. She has extensive experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families.
It is normal for a child to experience mixed emotions during this process.
Find a ‘healthy’ children’s/youth ministry in a local church.
You may have to check several out before you find a fit for your children, but this can be a great asset for you.
Allow the child to be a child and develop in as normal a manner as they can.
You can give your child no greater gift than to help them build confidence in God and themselves during this time.