By Rhodesia Williams
In celebrity news, Jennifer Garner says she doesn’t want Ben Affleck‘s new celebrity relationship anywhere near their three children. Affleck, who is now dating Lindsay Shookus, went through a public celebrity break-up with Garner in 2015. They share three children together; however, Garner has her reasons for not wanting Shookus around her children.
In celebrity news, Jennifer Garner is doing well post-split from Ben Affleck, but she doesn’t want her kids around his new girlfriend. What are some ways to handle introducing your kids to your new partner?
Introducing your children to a new partner can be difficult. Often times, your ex may have some requests and, to keep the peace, honoring them is a good idea. Cupid has some ideas on how to introduce your new partner to your kids:
1. Who wants ice cream?: Naturally, most kids love ice cream. A good ice breaker is taking the kids and your new partner out for ice cream. It is important to have the kids in an environment where they are comfortable and feel safe. While you may think they are focused on their sundaes, they will remember the outing and it will help associate your partner with a happy memory.
2. Introduce the idea: Sometimes the “what if” game helps. Slightly introducing the idea will help in finding out if your kids are okay with you having a new partner. Kids often object to their parent being with someone new because they want to see their biological parents together. Over time, suggesting that you may have a new partner will plant the seed needed and will help introduce your new partner.
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3. Make it a party: If you and your ex are on good terms, it’s a good idea for all adults involved to introduce your new partner. Your children seeing that you all are getting along and can co-exist will ease their minds. Naturally kids don’t want to see their parents apart, so when introducing a new partner, you want your kids to feel comfortable. Having your ex back you up can only help the situation.
What ways would you introduce your new partner to your children?? Share below.