After a divorce or during a separation, it’s important to prioritize your children’s needs, especially during the holidays. Divorced parents must have open communication about gift giving, trip planning and time sharing in order to have a stress free and happy holiday. There are several ways that divorced parents can spend a holiday with their kids and involve their children in the plan so their voice can be heard.
Sending your children back to school as a divorced parent requires a bit more preparation than it typically would as a couple. Not only do you have to keep track of you and your children’s agenda, but you’ll have to be aware of your co-parents’ schedule as well.
Effective co-parenting involves a great deal of communication, setting expectations, and building a network of support for your child. These co-parenting tips for divorced parents will help you accomplish all of this as well as get you and your child on the path to success for the new school year.
Summer break is here and that means family vacations, summers camps and for some, part-time jobs and summer school. Summers can shakeup family routines and for blended families and separated parents, it can completely alter the normal time sharing schedule.
Children may have an extended visit with their non-primary parent, step-children may be coming to stay for part of the summer, or you just want to plan a family getaway. So how do parents effectively deal with these changes?