One of the most difficult parts of a divorce is when one parent no longer lives in the family home. Whether you are the parent the children live with full time or you are the parent they see only during visitations, you need to do everything you can to make visitations easy on your children. You want them to feel comfortable with the process. IN addition, the process should not disrupt their lives too much or make them miss out on things they want to do.
Kids Health suggests that you adjust to the children’s schedules. If they have something to do that coincides with a visit, then make adjustments to allow them to follow their schedule. Of course, you do not want to let children fill up their schedule so they never see you or their other parent. You need to find a healthy balance that allows your child to continue his or her normal routine but that also allows for regular visits.
You also should make visitation pleasant. Develop a normal routine and make your home comfortable for your children. You should also make sure never to argue or fight over visitation in front of your children. If you need to discuss details, you should do that in private.
It is vital to make sure your children want to visit. You need to make visits something valuable for them. This really depends on your child. However, staying positive and encouraging can really help to keep your children engaged and happy about visitation. This information is for education. It is not legal advice.