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How can you make your child feel comfortable in two homes?

On Behalf of | Oct 14, 2019 | Child Custody & Visitation |

You and your ex-spouse just finished creating your custody agreement for raising your child in Nebraska. Thankfully, there were no major arguments between you two, but as a newly divorced parent, you likely do not understand the particulars of helping a child adjust to having two homes.

To help change this for the better, learn what has to say. A few shifts in your home and your mindset help make your child feel at home, no matter where that home may be.

Add familiar elements 

Adding familiar features to your child’s new room in your home can act as an anchor and a happy memory. Maybe your child has a favorite toy, decoration or another item she or he had in your marital home. Whatever that something is, it helps to have it in both homes.

See what your child likes

Make this task easier on yourself by asking your child what she or he needs to feel comfortable, happy and grounded in your home. Asking about room paint color, decorations and even food in the fridge and pantry helps you save time…and likely money when you do everything right the first time.

Remember that this is not a competition 

Whatever you do, refrain from feeling as if you have to have a cooler or better-looking home than the other parent. Stay focused on doing the best you can in your home to give your child all the necessities and comforts needed to be at complete ease in your residence.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.