Birdnesting with Ann Gold Buscho

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By Worthy Staff | Mar 22nd, 2022

When it comes to divorce, parents want to do everything they can to make things easier for their kids. After all, their kids didn’t ask for the divorce, so why should they have to bear the burden? 

Ann Gold Buscho is a licensed clinical psychologist with a unique solution to making divorce easier for kids that she’s termed “birdnesting”. With birdnesting, a divorced couple keeps the marital home, with the children remaining in the home and the parents rotating out. Ann joins Mandy on the podcast this week to discuss how and why birdnesting works.

In this episode

What are the situations when bird nesting is a no-go?

What are the benefits of birdnesting?

Why would parents choose to do this? Besides for making divorce much easier on the children, birdnesting helps with:

How does birdnesting work? The key this arrangement is to create very clear agreements that cover everything that might happen: 

How are these agreements created?

How to end the nesting period?

About Ann

Ann Gold Buscho, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in family issues and issues related to divorce, parenting, parenting planning, and co-parenting counseling. She has professional and personal experience in nesting, co-parenting, stepparenting, and single-parenting issues. She works closely with family law professionals to help clients resolve their divorce privately and respectfully. She presents widely at state and national conferences for lawyers, mental health and financial experts on Collaborative Divorce, forgiveness practices, nesting during divorce, and consensual dispute resolution. She co-founded a treatment program for emergency responders with PTSD where she volunteers regularly. Her husband is a retired police officer and psychologist. When not at work, she enjoys her children, grandchildren, hiking, and writing. The Parent’s Guide to Birdnesting is the first (and only) book on the topic of nesting during separation and divorce. 

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