When the spouses get separated, it becomes difficult for the child to cope up with all this. Many issues and problems occur regarding the parenting plan, parenting schedules and much more. It is clear that you two are separated legally but don’t let this affect your child’s upbringing. No matter how good or bad your relationship has ended, you have to work as a team to bring the best out of your child. Don’t let this affect your child in any way.
After the separation, it is not possible to work according to the daily basic routine with the child as both the parent lives in different homes. Due to this, the child cannot rely on any of the parents because of the schedule you guys keep and nobody around the house. You cannot let them count on the little things which might make them happy like the stories from dad during the bedtime, the delicious breakfast and the reaching to mother after coming from school. And when they see all these things going daily basis routine, they will start to think that something is not right between their families no matter how hard you try to keep them out of all this.
When you are separated, make sure it doesn’t affect your child and you take care to their needs and wants. Make a parenting plan and go according to your plan. Work as a team for your children to give them a better life. Maybe this separation will be tough and difficult for the child or adult to accept but the fact is they both are still your parents no matter whether they are separated or together.
The parenting plan can help you in many ways to come to fulfill your child’s every need and can do all the arrangements for them, as you both are unable to work together hire a mediator or talk to the extended family member as anyone can help you in this. Leaving your distances aside, focus on building a relationship for your children to make them grow as a kind person together.