Every aspect of your child’s life can have an impact on how they are shaped for life. One thing that parents need to do is to foster a sense of independence in them. You might remember when your kids went through the phase where they had to try to do everything alone. While you probably don’t want to go back to that, they do need to know how to do things in the future.
The way you have your home organized can have an impact on your children, so it is best to think carefully about how you set everything up. The key here is to make it possible for them to do as much as possible for themselves without them having to struggle much. This doesn’t mean that everything will be easy for them. It simply means that they have the tools they need to improve the chance of success.
Remember that each room has a purpose. The entryway should have items that the child will need when you leave home. This includes bookbags for school, shoes and jackets. Keeping items neatly organized can reduce the time it takes to get out the door when it is time to go.
The living room should be a place of respite and family fun. This might be everyone settling in for a movie night or playing a board game on the living room table. Try to keep it free from a lot of clutter so that everyone can relax in the space.
The kitchen and dining area are also popular gathering spaces for families. Since these have food present, they should be kept clean. Remember to always put food away in a safe manner. It is never too early for kids to start learning food safety.
The bedrooms will sometimes double as playrooms, so they must have ample space to store the child’s things. They should be kept tidy, so the kids can find their clothing and toys. Work with them so that they become proficient in cleaning their own space.
All of these tips can help your child during and after your divorce. They should feel comfortable in your home, so be sure that you have things ready for them.