In the midst of their very public separation, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have vowed to make sure that daughter Coco, 6, remains their top priority, according to People. When the duo announced their separation last month, they insisted that they would remain dedicated parents. In fact, the two even planned to celebrate Halloween together with their daughter. “Sunday, yeah we go trick-or-treating,” Arquette said at a recent film screening. “Coco is going to be a bumblebee and Courteney is going to be a sunflower. I’ll put on a flower suit or something,” Arquette joked.After a split, how can you keep your child’s life normal?
Breakups are especially hard on children, which is why it’s important to make sure you remain responsible parents. Cupid has some ideas on how to keep your child’s life as normal as possible during a separation or divorce:
1. Stick to the routine: Although your child’s life will undoubtedly change, you should try to keep their routine as normal as possible. If you used to get pizza every Tuesday night, keep on doing it to show your little one that some traditions will never change.
2. Split up time: Unless you have already figured out custody issues, try to split your tot’s time evenly between both parents. This will remind your kid that they aren’t going to lose either of you.
3. Communication is essential: Don’t leave your child in the dark about the breakup. Talk to them about why you two are separating and make sure they know that they are still your number one priority. Also, make sure they’re 100% confident that it’s not their fault.
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For more on Courteney Cox and David Arquette at Halloween:
David Arquette and Courteney Cox to Spend Halloween Together Trick-or-treating with Daughter, Coco
David Arquette Celebrating Halloween With Courteney Cox and Coco
David Arquette, Courteney Cox & Coco: Halloween Reunion