What can you do?
Offer structure and routine
With lots of big changes going on in their lives during separation, it can be really important to provide children a sense of routine. Knowing whose house they will be at, who is picking them up from school and that other everyday things, such as catching up with their friends will continue, helps children cope with other big changes.
Where possible it is good to make changes slowly, discuss these with your children, and provide them support and reassurance where they need it.
Example: Your child may be adjusting to having only one parent at home every night. So moving into a new home or going to a new school may be a big change for them.
It is good to also keep traditions that you may have previously had around things such as birthdays etc. This helps provide a sense of security and helps your children plan and look forward to family events.