If your relationship has ended, your family will be going through lots of change. As part of this, you’ll need to decide on child arrangements. This includes talking about where your children will live.
Try to take an approach that considers the needs of your child first.
Your child may want to talk to someone outside the family about how they feel.
If you and your ex can’t agree, try to keep your child outside your conflict as much as possible. Even if things become very difficult with your ex-partner, don’t speak badly about them to or around your child. Always reassure your child that you love them. Tell them that the end of your relationship has nothing to do with them.
Read our advice on what to do if you can’t reach an agreement on childcare arrangements.
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