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Because lots of things will be changing in your child's life, try to keep things as consistent as possible for your child; routines = stability = safety

  • Listen to your child's feelings and make sure they know it's okay to share their feelings
  • Refrain from speaking negatively about the other parent in front of your child
  • Allow kids to only have to worry about "kid worries"
  • When kids ask questions, tell the truth in age appropriate ways
  • Make sure your child is not the "middle man"
  • Remind your child that he or she is very loved and never has to choose one parent over the other