How nesting helps minimize disruption in divorce — from the woman who wrote the book on it
Divorce profoundly impacts a child's life, both in the immediate aftermath and the long-lasting consequences.
We often assume children are resilient, but it is important to recognize that the upheaval of separation and its knock-on effects can significantly challenge their emotional well-being.
Parents looking to minimize the adverse effects of their split on the children are turning to a co-parenting technique known as nesting, where the children remain in the family home and the divorced parents take turns living there.
On a recent episode of the Divorcing Well podcast, Leanne Townsend spoke with Beth Behrendt, author of Nesting After Divorce: Co-Parenting in the Family Home.
Despite the challenges faced by the parents in implementing and communicating it to others, Beth says this co-parenting arrangement provides stability and consistency for children of divorce.
Parents considering a nesting arrangement should create strict guidelines on living rules, divvying household responsibilities, maintaining privacy and more.
To explore whether nesting might work for your family, check out the episode for Beth's practical tips and suggestions.
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