They are dealing with their own issues of loss, betrayal, adjustment, trust- just to name a few.
Parents need to make sure before things get tricky that children understand their continued importance to them, the freedom for the child(ren) to continue a close loving relationship with the ex-spouse (despite any personal misgivings) and the possibility of new people in the parent’s life.
Dating can be an exhilarating experience, and it's not something that should be taken too lightly especially when there is more to consider now.
Ending a relationship by divorce is an emotional process that often leads to a period of grief and reflection, and the length of this period varies from person to person.
She found that the young children she studied worried about how their parent’s dating process was going to affect them.