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Bird’s nest parenting: An unusual answer to common problem

On Behalf of | Jul 8, 2020 | Child Custody & Parenting Time

children can make this change. For some kids, such as those who have special needs, the transition from one home to another is far too traumatic to happen on a regular basis. Some parents might want to consider bird’s nest parenting to help address this issue.

In bird’s nest parenting, the child lives in one home and the parents rotate who stays with the child. This still gives both parents the time they’re due with the child, but it takes away the need of the child to continually go from home to another.

One of the main issues that occurs with bird’s nest parenting is that the parents have to determine how they will handle their own arrangements for the time they have away from the child’s home. Sometimes, they will share a place, but it might be necessary for some individuals to get their own homes.

From a financial standpoint, bird’s nest parenting is more expensive if the parents each have their own home. They would each have to pay for their place, and they need to split the expenses for the home where the child lives.

If you think that bird’s nest parenting is going to work for your situation, you should discuss it with your ex. Oftentimes, parents who do this co-parent closely. In any case, you must ensure that you have a parenting plan that clearly defines all aspects of the arrangement, including who is responsible for what expenses.