Cupid's Pulse Article: Christina Aguilera Parties in San Diego with Boyfriend and SonCupid's Pulse Article: Christina Aguilera Parties in San Diego with Boyfriend and Son

Christina Aguilera and boyfriend Matthew Rutler took Aguilera’s four-year-old son, Max, on a birthday trip to remember.  According to People, Aguilera and friends took her son to Legoland which served as one present, as well as ” the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, where she checked into a luxe Rock Star Suite” in which Max was “showered with gifts.”  He was later taken to a Japanese restaurant and a nightclub.  Last time Aguilera was at the hotel was with Rutler last year for Valentine’s Day.

How do you make your children comfortable around a new partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Children can often take time to adjust to a new special someone in your life.  Cupid shares ways to help your child adjust:

1. The first introduction: Ease your way into the first meeting.  Ask your child questions and let them ask you questions about this new significant other in your life.  Give them time if they need it, but make sure it’s within reason.

2. The first meeting: Don’t make the first encounter entirely focused on the significant other.  Take a page from Christina Aguilera and have it coincide with another event.  Not only does it say money, but this allows the child to associate good memories with your new partner.

3. Avoid conflict: You won’t always be able to please both your partner and your children, but avoid situations where you have to choose between them.  This is especially true if it’s a highly tense situation which could lead to resentment.

How did you introduce your new partner to your children? Share your advice below.