After a divorce, it is crucial for parents to create consistent routines for their children. Establishing rules and routines can help reduce their anxiety and help them feel more secure during what may feel like an uncertain time. We put together some tips on how to collaborate with your co-parent to foster a stable and loving environment your children can rely on.
The Importance of Creating a Stable Environment After a Divorce
Oftentimes, after a divorce, children feel a lack of confidence in the future, which can worsen over time. Routines and rules that are predictable will help them develop a sense of safety. However, this can be difficult to establish in two separate households, so it is essential for you and your co-parent to set some time aside and discuss how to effectively accomplish this task.
Here are some tips on how to establish consistent rules and routines for your kids:
- Ask each other which issues are most important to you and which issues you are willing to be flexible on.
- Discuss what the rewards and consequences should be for following or disobeying the rules.
- Agree on how you wish to communicate these rules and routines for your kids.
- Consider the benefits and pitfalls of your approach.
You and your co-parent may have to revisit this matter, so you should both be willing and open to discussing these issues again. Home is where your children will develop healthy behaviors and learn to understand the concept of boundaries, consequences, and rewards, so it is important that you do your best to create a safe environment to grow.
Set Up an Initial Consultation with an Experienced Family Law Attorney to Discuss Your Case!
If you recently divorced your spouse and share children, you should take the time to discuss creating consistent rules and routines across both households. At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., our experienced legal team can help you navigate the obstacles you may face as you navigate this challenging situation. No family law matter is too difficult for us to assist you with, so do not hesitate to contact us and discuss the details of your case.
Reach out to our law office today at (516) 514-3868 to set up a case review with our experienced family law attorney and learn more about what we can do for you.