Many things will change for your children after divorce. For example, they have to get used to living with one parent instead of both. While this is a big change, with the right approach, you can ease the stress and help everyone live a more enjoyable life.
Here is a handful of things you can do to ensure that visits are more pleasant:
- Maintain a positive attitude: If your children get the sense that you don't want them to visit their other parent, they won't look forward to it. However, if you show them that it's a good idea, they're more likely to get on board with the plan.
- Stick to the schedule: It doesn't matter if you're dropping your children off or expecting them for the day, you know the schedule and what it entails. If you continually ignore the schedule that you have in place, your ex-spouse has every right to become aggravated.
- Don't argue in front of your children: Even if you have a disagreement that you need to discuss with your ex, don't do it with your children around. This increases tension and stress levels, making the visitation more difficult on everyone.
If you want what's best for your children after divorce, focus on doing everything right in regard to visitation. This doesn't mean you'll never face challenges, but you can do your part in keeping things as cordial as possible.
In the event that your ex is making life difficult, such as by violating a visitation schedule, learn more about your legal rights and the steps you can take to improve your situation.