This insightful new book about "bird-nest parenting," or "nesting," shows how this co-parenting model helped the children of one family feel safe and loved as their family evolved into something new after divorce.
After her divorce, author Lucenda Jacobs began investigating different co-parenting techniques, searching for a model that would fit both her ex-husband's and her own lifestyles and goals. The more research she conducted, the more Jacobs was intrigued by the idea of nesting.
In Nesting, Jacobs candidly shares her family's experiences with this strategy and covers the following topics:
• the basics of creating a "nest" house where the children live full time
• the need for a schedule that allows parents to switch in and out of the "nest"
• the responsibilities each parent has, whether nesting or not
• possible housing arrangements for the non-nesting parent
• a description of the plan that she used to foster family harmony and stability
Jacobs introduces herself has she and her family react to a Houston flood event that marked the start of her family's transformation. She takes readers behind the scenes to show them how her family adapted to nesting, explaining how this parenting plan suited everyone's specific needs. It eased the burden on both parents and children and helped each member of the family treat everyone with love, respect, and understanding.
Included in this edition are prompted notes pages for you start envisioning how nesting might work for your family.
This book could be the inspiration for the hit TV show "Splitting Up Together".