Children who are learning how to live with their parents’ divorce often have challenges. It’s up to their parents to help them find the happy medium that can exist when having to having to balance life between two homes.
There are many ways that you can make things more comfortable for the children. Making sure that you and your ex are working together is one of the most important because it enables you to do what’s best for the kids.
Share the schedule with the kids
Children need to know that they’ll have time with both parents. Be sure to let them know the parenting time schedule so they have that security. This can also help them to understand when they’ll be where so they can make other plans.
Share rules between homes
It might not be possible to have all the same rules across both homes but try to have most of the rules the same. Things like needing to do homework and studying should be consistent. Bedtime is another thing that might need to stay consistent for younger children.
Share experiences with the children
Your children need to know that you support their relationship with their other parent. While you may do some activities with the kids as co-parents, you need to let them know that you support their relationship with their other parent. You can do this by encouraging them to share experiences with you.
Your parenting plan must include everything you and your ex decide about how the kids will be raised. There should also be a parenting time schedule present. Some child custody cases require creative thinking to determine how to set things up in the best interests of the child, so working with someone familiar with this may make it easier.