Parents going through a divorce need to do what’s best for their children. This isn’t always easy, but all children deserve an environment that enables them to thrive.
There are a few ways that parents can make it easier for children to live between two homes. Remembering these few points may help to take some of the stress off the children so they can embrace the new way of life.
Keep transition days calm
Transition days are sometimes difficult for the children because they worry that their parents will argue or things will be tense. Instead of making those fears come true, make sure transition time is calm. Never discuss contentious things with your ex when changing the children from one parent to the other.
Minimize what the kids have to pack
Packing is a big stressor for some children. Instead of having them pack everything, keep duplicate items at both homes when possible. Knowing they don’t have to worry about packing underclothes and hygiene items might make it a little easier for them to get ready to go from one house to the other.
Encourage them to enjoy life
Children sometimes think their parents might get upset about them having fun with the other parent. Encourage them to enjoy both sides of their family so they can make memories and build meaningful relationships.
It’s up to the parents to decide what’s best for the children after a divorce. This should be included in the parenting plan. Working with our experienced attorneys can help you to find ways to address some of the more challenging aspects of child custody.