Cupid's Pulse Article: Jon Gosselin & Kids Hang With New GirlfriendCupid's Pulse Article: Jon Gosselin & Kids Hang With New Girlfriend

It’s official: Jon Gosselin has moved on.  The father of eight took his kids on a family outing last weekend with new girlfriend, Ellen Ross.  According to Radar Online, the group was on a picnic in Reading, Pennsylvania, a day after his ex-wife Kate Gosselin claimed on national television that her children are anxious to get home when they’re with their dad.  Jon quickly denied the claims.When is a good time to introduce your new partner to your kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

After you split with your ex, the time might come when you want to bring someone else into your children’s lives.  Cupid has some advice to make for a successful first meeting:

1. Don’t make it a surprise: Depending on the age and maturity level of your children, you’ll want to make them aware there is someone new in your life before the meeting.  This will give them time to adjust to the idea.

2. Make sure it is serious: The last thing you want to do is introduce a person into your children’s lives, just to take them out of it a few months later.  Children can get very close to someone quickly, and they too could end up with a broken heart.

3. Family comes first: Make sure your children know that they are your first priority.  They should also understand that your new boyfriend or girlfriend is not going to replace their biological parent.