When two Florida parents decide to get a divorce but continue to share parenting duties, there may be problems when the parents attempt to establish separate house rules. For children who are already going through a major transition, trying to learn two different sets of house rules can be overwhelming.
There are several reasons why divorced parents should consider working together to implement rules that are consistent between the two households. First, common house rules can provide stability as the children know what is expected of them. If parents continue to change house rules just to spite the other parent, the children can become quite confused. Keeping the house rules similar can shorten the adjustment period for the children and show them that their parents are still willing to work together for their benefit.