Should You Try A Parenting Nesting Arrangement?
Parenting is a challenge for any family, but when parents are divorced, it can be especially difficult. For many divorced parents, the decision to split up their children is one they regret but have to live with. However, a parenting plan that aims to tackle this is on the table: “Parenting Nesting.”
What is a Parenting Nesting Arrangement?
The “Parental Nesting Arrangement” or “Birds Nest approach” or “Nesting arrangement” refers to a type of shared parenting plan in which the children continue to live in the family home after their parents have made the decision to divorce or separate. In this instance, instead of moving the kids between two separate homes, the child stays in the original family home, and both parents have a timetable to live with the kid(s) in this home.
Many ex-spouses opt for a parenting nesting agreement, where each parent takes turns to stay home with their child(ren) because they believe it is much more like “dad and mom traveling and returning from a trip.” With a “Birds Nest approach,” the kids are exposed to the same environment every day, and both parents can share roles or make one or two purchases in the house. Irrespective of whose turn it is to parent, the kid(s) can have access to these toys, treats, etc.