Two Homes—Sharing Your Children
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Make your children feel at home wherever they are. Make each parent’s residence feel like “home” to your children. Adjusting from home to home can cause confusion in your children’s minds.
- Keep necessary things at both homes for the kids comfort. Example: toothpaste, brush, toys, etc.
- Make responsibilities and chores fair at both homes.
- Establish similar bedtimes at both homes.
- Always allow the children to call their other parent. Keep the phone lines open.
- Give each child a calendar and highlight the days they will spend with you.
- Try to keep similar house rules at each home. Don’t confuse the children.
- Set up a schedule for when the children stay at each home and stick to it.
- Try to stay consistent when it comes to the children’s schedules.
- Make sure both homes receive the same information such as announcements & report cards.
- It takes one to three days for your kids to settle down into a routine once they change homes.
Schedule some one-on-one time with each child while you are together. Make them feel wanted