If the parents do not get along well enough to talk about the kids, splitting the child’s time between them may not be practical. After all, the parents will have to share information about the child’s welfare to make his/her adjustment to constant change comfortable. Split custody may work for some kids. But, it can be hard and confusing to others, and should only be done with parents who understand the risks and benefits of the arrangement.
Insomnia also can happen when you’re worried about things. It’s easy to feel stressed when you have tests at school, after-school activities, team sports, and chores around the house.
Children know they have time set aside for the regular activities in their lives. They get up the same time each morning to go to school and go to bed at the same time each night. They have a daily time for play, doing school work and chores, and they begin to learn that a schedule helps them accomplish more. Your child will benefit from having a consistent routine but it is also important to teach them flexibility. You know, like when life happens!
If you are an alcoholic, and you read this, go get help. There are a.A. chapters in every city and country of this world. There are no excuses. If you can’t give up drinking, give up your children. Being a parent means being responsible. There are links to A.A. and even internet chapters online. Use them. You owe it to your children.