Whether you have joint or shared custody of your children, the adjustment can be challenging for them, especially if they are quite young. Besides getting used to the fact that they would no longer see their parents every day, they also had to adapt to new living arrangements and circumstances if either of the parents moved.
How to Make Child Custody Arrangements Easier On Kids
Here are some ways you can make the new living arrangements and parenting plan easier on your children:
Don’t Speak Ill of Your Ex
If you had a contentious divorce, you might be tempted to badmouth your ex-spouse before your kids to get them on 'your side.' However, that may do more harm than good. What you say about your ex-spouse, your children may internalize about themselves. Even if you are angry at your ex, your children may still be close to them as a parent. So try and keep your feelings to yourself....