By Hope Ankney
In the latest celebrity news, Heidi Klum revealed how her children feel about her new husband, Tom Kaulitz. According to UsMagazine.com, Klum opened up at the Amazon Prime Video Post-Emmy party, saying that things seem “so far, so good.” Kaulitz added, “I think it’s working out pretty good,” as he spoke about teaching her four kids how to play the guitar. The celebrity couple wed in front of friends and family only last month.
In celebrity news, even the famous worry about introducing their kids to a new partner. What are some effective ways to introduce your kids to your partner?
There are some things celebrities do that aren’t so much different than us. Fame doesn’t always have its perks, especially when it comes to introducing your children to your newest love interest. It’s something that a lot of couples worry about, as things get complicated when kids are involved. If you’re stressing over having the talk with your little ones about or introducing them to your new partner, don’t worry! Cupid has some parenting advice that’ll help you navigate the trickiness of moving on with someone new when you’re a parent:
1. Don’t have your children meet every person you date: Children rely on you for their security and stability. They tend to thrive in environments that can be built on trust and vulnerability. Having partners come in and out of your life is something that hurts a child’s ability to find genuine investment within your relationships. Everyone wants to jump into inviting the date over to ‘get to know’ their kids, but unless it is someone you’ve been with that you trust being in your life for a long time, it might not be the greatest idea to have kids form a bond with them.
2. Keep the first meeting short and sweet: Going somewhere that is public is a great way to introduce your kids to your partner. Perhaps, ask them where they would like to go. Restaurants or out for ice cream are great environments for the children to relate to the new person that is being introduced to them since they are content and relaxed. Remember, meeting the kids where they are comfortable is key!
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3. Talk to your kids:¬†Having a conversation about your partner first is always a great idea before introducing your kids to them. Ask your children how they feel about you seeing a new person and what they think about you having a dating life. Opening a dialogue can be an important aspect of your relationship with your kids, and it can help you see their perspective on the relationship before you figure out how to introduce the person to the rest of your family.
How have you introduced your children to your new partner? Sound off in the comments below!