Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon's children were "shocked" to see their mother dating again. The 69-year-old has daughter Eva, 31, from a previous relationship with filmmaker Franco Amurri and sons Miles, 24, and Jack, 27, with her former partner Tim Robbins. She says her children found it difficult seeing their mother as a single woman and dating again after she split from Robbins in 2009, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking to Metro newspaper about her love life, Saradon said: “It was shocking to them (her children) to see me dating - or even going out." Saradon said that she is trying to become more "authentic" and is teaching her children to be kind and as true to themselves as possible. “I tell my kids: kindness and authenticity, that's your goal. It takes a lifetime to get there but I hope I'm closer and closer to being authentic,” she said.