Cupid's Pulse Article: Courteney Cox Says Kissing Co-Star Was Confusing to DaughterCupid's Pulse Article: Courteney Cox Says Kissing Co-Star Was Confusing to Daughter

Courteney Cox’s involvement with Cougar Town costar Josh Hopkins is too complicated for daughter Coco to comprehend, reports  “[Coco] shouldn’t watch Cougar Town, but she does,” said Cox.  “She’s always like, ‘Mommy!  Did you really kiss Josh?  And I’m like, ‘I’m just faking it!'”  Though Cox and Hopkins were seen vacationing together with Coco in March of last year, both deny a romantic relationship.

What are some ways to explain moving on after a split to your child?

 Cupid’s Advice:

Moving on is a difficult hill to climb, even without the added pressure of telling your child.  Here are a few things to consider before breaking the news to your kids:

1. Your new relationship: Before introducing your new partner to your children, make sure that you’re serious about the relationship.  Children look for stability, so introducing your kids to a mere fling could harm them in the long run.

2. Your past breakup: Let your children adjust to the changes in their life before you change yet another element.  Instead of introducing your new partner immediately, give your children some time.  Eventually they will be more accepting of a new relationship.

3. Your children: You know your children’s personalities better than anyone.  Use your best judgment before introducing your partner.  Decide if a face-to-face meeting or a discussion is the best way to break the news.

Have you ever had to explain a new relationship to your child?  Feel free to leave a comment below.