How long should I wait before bringing a boyfriend around my kids? I'm recently divorced and haven't brought anyone home yet because I want to be very careful about the whole situation. I don't want to confuse or damage them in any way. They are 2 and 4. They obviously wouldn't understand a boyfriend vs. a friend, but still. I'm not at all talking overnight, just coming over. Things are getting serious with the new guy, he has said he really likes kids, and I feel it is unfair (to him) that I always go to his place and he never comes here. But my kids are my priority!
Most Helpful Guy
Seems safe enough if he already verbalized he likes kids. Just remind him he doesn't need to go crazy with gifts ^w^0
Most Helpful Girl
There's a huge difference between "liking "kids and being part of their life.
Although the kids should be your priority, it's still important for you to have a life outside of family life too, but I'd keep you family life separate from you social life until you are sure the relationship is going to be long-. term. It's hard to put a time limit on it, but I'd introduce them to him no less than 6 months.
Kids as young as yours will like anyone who "mummy" likes they adapt quickly too. So introduce them gradually whe you know this guy has intentions of sticking around.0