What does birdnesting mean?

Using one home for kids of divorced parents

Birdnesting means creating one home for a child of divorced parents. The child lives in the same house while the parents take turns living in the house.

The term became popular in the 2010s as more divorcing parents realized the need for their kids to maintain normalcy during the break up. The idea is that the kid(s) live in one house full-time while the parents live in their separate living spaces part-time. This allows the child to live in the same familiar house and neighborhood with their same friends instead of being moved around from week to week.


"Kevin and Sophie are looking into birdnesting with their daughter to keep her in the same school district with her friends."
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Birdnesting means using one home for kids of divorced parents

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Last Updated: November 2, 2016

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