Most middle-years children need some time to adjust to their parents' sepĀ­aration before their mother or father begins having new romantic interests.In general, a good guideline is about a six-month wait from the time you separate from your spouse to the time you start to date, although dating will often ocĀ­cur sooner.

Specifically, what dating with kids will look like (should I ever decide to navigate those murky waters) and how one goes about it.

You don't want your kids to become attached to your flavor of the week only to have them experience the loss of someone they liked.

2) Above all else, you should be honest with your partner about your children.

If your partner doesn't like or accept that you're a parent, it's a clear sign that you shouldn't be with him.

The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician.

There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

Rosalind is the voice of Child-Centered Divorce, and author of "How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce." She writes for many publications including Hope After and Family

It's no secret that I'm slowly making my way through divorce and out to the other side again, which means one thing: everyone expects that I suddenly want to jump back into the dating pool. I've poked around and come up with some tips on dating after a divorce with children (I plan to use these myself when I'm ready! 1) Most experts agree that introducing your children to a new partner should only happen once a romantic relationship is becoming serious.

3) Be honest with your children about your new love.