|Divorce and Daily Life|
After a teen’s parents separate or are divorced, many changes will occur. But there are ways you can maintain consistency in your home that will help you all adjust to the new arrangements.
- Let your teen have a permanent place to sleep in both households. Teens especially need their space and area to get away.
- Make sure that both parents spend time with the teen individually to build a sense of closeness and also develop special memories.
- Don’t ask your teen to be a messenger between you and your ex-spouse. You should talk with him or her instead of sending money, questions, requests, or legal papers with the teen.
- Maintain a regular schedule so that your teen knows when he or she will be with each parent. Use a calendar with the dates clearly marked to avoid confusion.