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When it comes to etiquette, manners and overall good behavior, even celebrities need help navigating the rough waters of stardom! It’s a good thing Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York is joining forces with OK! to school them on the right thing to do! In a rough situation, we just ask, “What Would the Countess Do?” This week the Countess sheds insight on age being an excuse for immaturity and how to date after divorce when you have young children.

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Does age provide an excuse for immaturity? Young Hollywood celebs like Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart are constantly scrutinized for their interview skills and more. Should the media disregard their immaturity because of their age?
The media sometimes forgets how difficult it is to grow up and they expect too much from young celebs. I think it’s incredible that Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart have such poise in the face of constant media scrutiny. Everyone’s teenage years have awkward moments that seem excruciating at the time but in the future seem silly or funny. For most of us, we grow up with only our families and friends watching the mistakes we make while young celebs have the media peering into their personal lives. Some young and famous people handle this pressure better than others.

Tip: Give young people some slack as they discover themselves and who they want to be as an adult.

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What are the guidelines for dating after a divorce when you have young children? What advice would you give Kate Gosselin on her love life as she is back in the dating game?
When to begin dating after a divorce is a personal decision. The first step is sharing with your children that you are ready to begin dating. Some children become anxious when their newly single parent starts seeing other people. This is why it is important to balance your social life with your family life so that your children feel secure. I suggest that people wait to introduce their children to the person they are dating until the relationship is on secure ground, which can take months. I waited until I knew that my boyfriend was a keeper before I introduced him to my children. They have adjusted to my having a serious boyfriend so well because I took the time to develop my relationship before including my children.

Tip: Children need to know that you are there for them regardless of what is happening in your personal life.

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For everything Countess LuAnn, check out www.classwiththecountess.com, follow her on Twitter and check out her Facebook page!

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