Parents who have successfully incorporated a new mate have managed by listening to their child when he or she expresses concerns or fears about their changing world.
They are observant and watch their child’s behavior.
DO let your new friend know your family safety rules, especially about touching.
When parents divorce or separate, their children’s world is often turned upside down.
Feelings of loss, anger and confusion are common among children whose parents have separated or divorced.
DON’T completely ignore your child’s negative reaction to a person.
You can often learn something about a person’s character from his interaction with children.