When Is the Right Time and What Is the Right Way to Introduce a Guy I'm Dating to My Kids? Because their dad had already introduced them to his girlfriend and everything went fine, I figured they wouldn't give me a hard time.
But they're girls and I'm their mom, so it was a whole different thing.
A few rules of thumb for you: Tell the kids about your new guy after you've been dating him for a few months and believe the relationship is likely to continue.
There's no reason to put everyone through the meet-up if he's going to be history next week.
Older kids' reactions could run the gamut from very threatened to seemingly indifferent.And I found myself lusting after a headless male mannequin in the Gap. Wait--so you're saying there isn't a line of handsome, well-adjusted suitors waiting outside your door because they got the memo that you're available?There were no obvious candidates for me right off the bat either.(For instance, don't say, "You are going to just adore Jeremy! Can My Boyfriend Sleep Over When My Kids Are Around? No matter if your kid is 3 or 13, she does not want to witness you sucking face with someone who's not her father. ) As a single mom with a boyfriend, you need to lead something of a double life until a relationship gets serious.Have sleepovers with your guy, but do them on your own time, when your ex has your kids or they're at Grandma's.And did I mention the two precious, innocent little girls who needed me to be there for them?