When a couple divorces in Colorado, it can be extremely difficult for everyone involved. However, a divorce can especially take a toll when there are children involved. When both parents continue to share parenting duties after the split, the children are forced to divide their time between two households and this adjustment is not easy for many families. However, some parents are adapting a new way of co-parenting that aims to take the burden of change off of their children.
According to Psychology Today, the practice referred to as “nesting” is when the children remain in the family home and the parents take turns staying there with them. When each parent is not with the children, he or she stays at a different residence. Some people may have separate homes that they stay at, while others may choose to share an abode.
Obviously, cost is a factor when determining if this type of arrangement is appropriate. Paying for multiple residences may not be feasible for everyone. However, some of those costs may be offset by not having to outfit separate residences with all of the belongings that children need.
As the Huffington Post points out, one huge advantage to nesting is that it minimizes any interruption to the lives of the children. Schedules and routines can remain the same. It also very fair for both parents, as each has equal access to the children and to the family home that most likely was purchased together. While not for everyone, nesting can be a way to ensure that the needs of the children remain front and center during a very difficult time.