You and your former spouse have gone your separate ways after the divorce. Thankfully, you remain amicable and you’re starting to build a co-parenting relationship. You thought it would be best if you moved out of the old place and got yourself something a little more compact.
You’re looking forward to this next chapter of your life but you aren’t sure how to make your new place more child-friendly. Here are a few things that should help you get there.
1. Create a “team effort” with your child
The home is new to you as well as your child and it’s a work in progress. There are lots of DIY tasks to take care of. You’re rushing and trying to get things ready before your child visits, but why not let them join in with the tasks? As long as you keep things safe then your child can help you with the jobs at hand. This way, you can both turn around and say you’ve made the home together.
2. Think carefully about the interior decor
Your new place is a chance to regain some independence. You have the opportunity to express yourself there and really put your own stamp on the property. However, it’s important to do this in a child-friendly manner. Is it really practical to have tables with sharp edges or expensive ornaments that can be broken by a light breeze? The more you feel on edge about your things, the less comfortable your child is likely to feel.
It can be difficult to adjust to divorce itself, let alone moving into a new home at the same time. Fortunately, it is possible to make it work though. If you have any questions about your custodial rights, then it will benefit you greatly to seek some legal guidance.