How to help your child adjust to two homes after a divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2022 | Child Custody |

Divorce takes a toll on the entire family, especially the children. Fortunately, parents can make the entire process easier by remaining amicable and placing the best interests of the child at the forefront at all times. 

However, getting through the divorce is not the only obstacle that must be overcome. The family has to adjust to life after divorce. Again, with the right approach, there is no reason why children cannot thrive under these conditions. If you, as a parent, have had to move out of the family home, then you will want to make your new place comfortable for visits with your child. There are a number of measures you can adopt to help with this process, as outlined below; 

Give your child a say about their surroundings

Ideally, you do not want your child to feel like they are visiting somewhere completely new, you want them to feel safe and familiar. To achieve this, it can be beneficial to allow them to bring familiar items, such as toys, games and other personal items. Additionally, they might find it fun to get involved with decorating and customizing their own room. Having a safe space with their own stamp on it will offer them an invaluable sense of security. 

Don’t cut them off from the other parent during your time

While you want your own time with your children to be special and uninterrupted, this doesn’t need to include cutting off communication with the other parent. Adapting to life post-divorce can be challenging, and they may need their other parent as a source of support. At the same time, they should always have the option to call you if they feel that they need to. Open lines of communication are key to making the post-divorce transition a success.

Adjusting to divorce can be tricky for children but they are often more resilient than anticipated. As you navigate the process, remember that you have legal rights as a parent in Colorado.