If you’re a single parent and looking to start a new relationship, you will need to prepare your child or children.
You may see behaviour changes in your child. Give your child time to talk about their feelings, have some special time together and keep to your normal routine as much as possible.
Talk with your new partner about their views on parenting and managing behaviour problems.
It may help to let your child and new partner get to know each other gradually, and not involve your new partner in managing your child’s behaviour.
Your new partner needs to establish their relationship with your child, and develop trust.