Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Interacting With The Children Of A New Partner

by Robert Keith (follow)
I'm a passionate marketer, health expert & national level athlete with a burning desire to travel.
Parenting (147)      Relationships (5)     
Introducing your children to your new partner can be very stressful being the only parent because you are not sure about anyone’s reaction and how it will turn out to be. It can be challenging if you have a partner with children from a previous relationship. Their children sometimes keep reminding you of the previous relationship your partner had but if you follow the simple open relationship rules, you can easily come over this problem and can live happily with your partner and their children.



Loving Family


Before introducing someone to your kids, you should think that are you really into that person and do you want your kids to meet? Is it the right time? Is it the right situation? Well, there are many things to consider; for which we have highlighted some of the main points here in this post helping you in taking the right decision.

Analyze your relationship:

First of all, you should analyze your relationship, at which stage of dating are you? You should look into the quality of your dating relationship before getting worried about how and when to introduce children. Everybody wants commitment and if your partner is totally committed and truly in love with you then it is the time to meet the children.

If your partner is honest with you, one should share each and everything, every problem that you people can face in the future and this all needs to be done before introducing to the children because once you have introduced your children, there is a chance of getting closer and if they get closer and frank, it will be really difficult to breakup for you and your children as well.

Be honest to your kids

The main fear of any children is to have someone else whom their parent love more than them. Once you decide that this relationship is serious and you want a serious commitment, you need to talk to your kid about commitments. You should initiate to make them realize that how important are your children to you and what do you want for their future. Ask your kids, what are you looking for in someone if we bring into our family? What are their expectations?

Type of Partner

Introduce your children to your partner when they have accepted the fact that you are single. When they are aware that their relationship with the other parent is over and might there will be some other person to get closed with. There is a possibility that before getting into a serious relationship, you might get number of dates but do not introduce your every date to your children, this will be disturbing for them. Try to reach on the level of relationship where you both are comfortable with each other.

Do not spend all of your time with your partner, give your children attention and make them realize that they are your number one priority especially when you are going to introduce them to someone they can be jealous with.

These are some things you need to keep in your mind before telling your children about their new parent.
Now the main part comes when you have to introduce them to your partner but no worries; we are also listing the things to concentrate on.

The First Meeting

Whenever you decide to introduce your children with your partner, make sure it’s somewhere at relaxing place where your children are comfortable going with anyone such as cinema or a park. Everyone should be relaxed, it is best for preventing awkward silences.
Introduce your date as a friend and keep everything light. Do not hold or kiss in front of your children. After some time, go away for few minutes so that your partner can have a good conversion with children and interact with them on his or her own.

Be honest

Most children are unlikely to accept the fact that they will have to adjust with the new parent or called it as a step-parent. They might feel jealous; it is natural if you have been single for long time and have spent your all time with your kids.

You should give time to your children and ask them for their concerns and fears they have about the step-parent to make sure that they feel confirmed.

Spend some alone time with your children

There is no need of getting your partner everywhere with you, you need to spend some alone time with your children. For a while, keep it as simple as you can and introduce your partner as a friend. In some particular time, sit with your children and tell them about your relationship. If you and your partner have decided to move on together, you should keep you children in the process; ask about their decision in every stage of your relationship.

You can have a good relationship with someone with a kid, you just need to focus on some circumstances that will come on the way. There are some important factors to reflect and think about you, your partner and their children carefully because you will be the one called as step-parent. Do not treat them as your step-children rather love and respect them as they are your own children; this will also reflect on your relationship with your partner.


#parenting
#relationships
I like this Article - 1
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Robert Keith
As a parent, your options for your childs career used to be a trade, a university degree, or a non-s...
27 views
Recently I read an article that predicted that university enrollments were going to drop in the next...
90 views
In case you're another mother, or have lively adolescents then you've most likely heard appalling st...
58 views
Christmas is just around the corner which signals the end for another great year for the toy industr...
99 views
Toys certainly have changed over the years
171 views
Situated in the Northeast Province of Queensland, is Cairns
138 views
view all articles by Robert Keith
Articles by Robert Keith on Other Hubs
As the mercury begins to rise it’s important to remember to keep hydrated throughout the day
5 likes
Anything goes in today’s fashion, there are no rules, right and wrong have been superseded by then a...
1 like
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 40278
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Isn’t it strange to think how our dreams change as we get older
568 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
6461 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
8264 views
Let’s be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
1232 views
Now that this school term is well underway, many of our calls in the last few weeks have been ...
55 views
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
2693 views
Have you ever found yourself up in the middle of the night with a sick child? They might have a ragi...
6517 views
With schools in Australia going back this week and many others around the world, just weeks into a...
49 views
Most little girls grow up watching the movies and reading the stories of faraway princes and pri...
43 views
(Write your article here) **Related Articles** Editor will add in a couple of related articles...
41 views
Categories
Parenting (147)
Play (86)
Tips (45)
Eating (29)
Travel (27)
Safety (21)
Sleep (8)
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version