Shared custody is a common method of parenting in Kentucky. Even parents who don’t seem to get along with each other find ways to make shared custody work. Remember, everything you do in a custody agreement is to be done in the best interests of your children. Let’s take a look at how you can talk to your children about shared custody in today’s post.
The entire family needs to sit down and talk about shared custody. This includes you, the other parent and all of your children. This conversation should be held with everyone at the same time in the same room. The conversation should never be held separately with your children. They all deserve to know what is happening at the same time.
When speaking to your children about shared custody, you and the other parent must get rid of all the drama. The two of you need to be on the same page during this conversation. There cannot be any arguing, fighting or blaming each other for your problems in front of your children.
Explain to your children the constants that will remain in their lives. These might include their friends, their school, the family home and more. You need to provide the children with as many positives as possible to help them get used to the shared custody arrangement.
When you have a positive, calm conversation with your children to explain shared custody, you will notice how receptive they are with their new situation. The more you and the other parent stay positive, the easier the change will be on your children.