It's best not to show affection during these first five meetings. I had to take him aside and say, “I am so glad you like him!But you only have one mom and one dad.” He was only five years old, so I kept it age appropriate.5.I dated my boyfriend (now my husband) for six months before I introduced him to my children.I had to be sure he would be in my life in for a long time. I had a pool party with about four adult guests, him being one of them. We did about five more group outings before he came to do things with just me and my two children. You don’t want that to happen again and you certainly don’t want your children to go through that again.A group setting allows children to feel non-threatened. Go Slowly: Remember, you might be in love, but your children need time to get used to a new situation. My son actually liked my boyfriend so much he wanted to call him dad.
We slowly began doing fun kids things with just the four of us.
We waited another four months before we showed any affection (hand holding, kissing) in front of them.