Creating a parenting plan for your children is one of the most important decisions you can make after a divorce. Nowadays, parents are looking for modern solutions to shared custody. Nesting or birdnesting occurs when parents separate but take turns staying in the family home with their children.
Nesting limits the number of changes that your kids experience all at once.
Children do not have to rush between homes
When you tradeoff your children with your ex, you have to ensure that they bring everything they need. They need to keep track of various items at both parents’ homes. Kids living in two different homes have twice as much work as those with nesting parents. When you allow your children to remain in the family home, you give them time to adjust to the divorce. While most parents end nesting after several months to keep from giving the children false hope, they may have an easier time joining two households following birdnesting.
Children remain in a stable environment
When your child travels back and forth, it can become exhausting. While kids can adjust to having two different homes, they do not need additional stress. Kids need to feel secure during transitions in their lives. Additionally, you have time to determine your future housing situation. You can decide who wants to keep the home after birdnesting or choose whether you want to sell it for a profit.
Nesting can become a transitional period for parents and for their children. You do not have to rush into any decisions.