When you’re going through a divorce, one of the adults will usually move out of the marital home. That person will have to set up a home somewhere else. Getting that home ready for the kids has to be done quickly and efficiently.
There are many things that you can do to get the house ready for the kids if you’re the one who moved. Even the small things will add up to make the house feel more like a home to them so they’ll feel welcome there.
Decorate with kids in mind
Decorate your house with the thought of the kids being comfortable when they’re there. They shouldn’t have to worry about breaking things or damaging them. Your house should also be their home. It might help if you ask them to help you decorate the house. If you aren’t comfortable with them helping in the living room and similar areas, think about letting them decorate their bedroom.
Give them their own space
Each child should have their own space. This doesn’t mean an entire room. If the kids have to share a room, they should each have at least a couple of drawers in the dresser so they can store their belongings. You may be able to carve out a play area or another personalized area for them somewhere in the home.
Make sure that you and your ex get the parenting agreement set as quickly as possible. This enables you to start establishing the schedule that will allow your children to settle into the new way of life. Everything you include in the parenting plan must be based on the child’s current needs.