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Custody Weekend Tips

If your divorce involved kids and your ex-wife retained custody, it can be difficult adjusting to not having your children around regularly. What’s difficult for you is doubly difficult for your children. Divorce is very hard on kids so your focus for custody weekends should be on making the kids feel loved and helping them adjust to their new situation. Kids are more fragile and emotionally sensitive than most adults, so really make an effort to go the extra mile to be there for your kids following a divorce. Here are some tips to help make custody weekends special for your kids:

Set Up A “Home” For Them

When your children come to your new domicile it’s important that you do anything and everything you can to help them realize it is their home as well. Make an effort to decorate their room(s) so they feel right at home. If you’re working with limited resources, encourage your kids to pack heavy. Have them bring stuffed animals, DVDs, favorite books, etc. The more things they have around them to make them feel like home the happier and more well-adjusted they will be.

Don’t Badmouth Their Mother

Divorce is already hard enough on kids’ psyche. Do not make them feel like they are the rope in a game of tug-of-war between you and your ex wife by badmouthing her or playing games for their affection. It’s time to be the bigger man, the adult, and love them unconditionally while not speaking poorly of their mother. Remember, despite the obvious differences the two of you had, she is still their mother. Badmouthing that all-important figure in the life of your children will get you nowhere.

Hold Some Standards

It can be tempting to spoil your kids rotten when they come over for the weekend. After all, you’re excited to see them, I hope, anyway, and might be inclined to grant their every request. While it’s certainly advisable to have fun with your children, keep a line in the sand that lets them know weekends with you are not a free-for-all. Spoiling them is not doing them any favors. At the end of the day, you’re still their father, so while you may no longer be their primary caretaker, that doesn’t mean you get a free pass on instilling morals and a sense of value in your children.

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