FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Don’t Pack a Suitcase

with Ron Deal | October 30, 2020
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When you check into a hotel, it feels like home, right?
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  • Walking into a hotel room with a suitcase to find an empty closet is a reminder you're a visitor. That's why I encourage co-parents not to make their kids pack a suitcase before going to the other home. That's what visitors do. Sure, they'll carry their cell phone and homework, but their closet should be filled with their stuff. Even the clothes they're wearing are the child's clothes, not yours. We call it visitation, but they're not visiting. Make sure they know they belong in both homes.

When you check into a hotel, it feels like home, right?

Don’t Pack a Suitcase

With Ron Deal
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October 30, 2020
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Ron: When you check into a hotel, it feels like home, right?

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Well, no actually walking into a hotel room with a suitcase to find an empty closet and empty drawers is a reminder that it’s not your home; you’re a visitor. And that’s why I encourage co-parents not to make their kids pack a suitcase before going to the other home. That’s what visitors do. Sure, they’ll carry their homework and their cell phone with them, but their closet should be filled with their stuff and their clothes when they arrive. Even the clothes they’re wearing are the child’s clothes, not yours.

Here’s the point: I know we call it visitation, but they’re not visiting. Make sure they know they belong in both homes. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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