PARENTING APART TIP: Avoid using court-based language with kids

Words can be very powerful. Do your kids a favor and avoid using legal terms like “visit” and “visitation.” Instead talk about time with Mom & time with Dad or Mom’s house/Dad’s house.

Regardless of how time is spent between households, allow children the opportunity to have two homes. Remember even through your relationship has ended, your children have a right to feel a sense of belonging with each parent.