CHAPTER26

Two Parents, Two Homes

In This Chapter

  • Coping skills for children transitioning between households
  • How your attitude can help your children
  • When children refuse to go to the other parent’s house
  • What to do if you suspect abuse

Transitions are difficult for children, especially young children. Try to remember what it feels like when you stay at a friend’s house; there’s the strange bed and bathroom, the likes and dislikes of the person you’re visiting, the different routines. The first night you might feel uncomfortable. You miss your own bed, your carpet, your morning coffee; you long to be free to look really grungy until you’re ...

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