FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Announcing an Engagement
Hey Ron, what's the best way to tell my kids I'm getting married?
About the Guest
What you're really asking is, "How do I announce an engagement and ensure my kids will be happy about it?" Ah, how to sum up the entire book Dating and the Single Parent. Well, you can't guarantee their happiness. Whether young or old, how children react is up to them. What you can do is be calm and matter of fact. Tell them when, where, how, and what it means for them. Then listen to their response. Most importantly, reassure them you still love and are committed to them and always will be.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Hey Ron, what’s the best way to tell my kids I’m getting married?