Separation and Divorce can be taxing for all parties involved. This is especially apparent when the rush of a new school year begins. With after-school dance, sports, and other activities, can put a strain on pickups, dropoffs, and weekend events. Here are some suggestions for setting up a parenting plan that can withstand the school year.
Focus on Best Interests – Focus on the best interests of both separated parties as well as your children. Map out a plan around physical and emotional needs, as well as your child’s particular wishes.
Understand the Need for Routine – If one parent shares a passion for one of your child’s activities, and it still works for that parent to be involved, allow for that. Provide your child a calendar that shows parenting time and other activities the child is involved with.
Communicate – Determine how you and your co-parent will stay in touch on a daily basis to share updates on your child, and allow for adjustments as needed.
Know How to Make Big Decisions – Craft a plan on how you will handle various decisions, like what teams to join or what to do in the event of a school or medical emergency.
Maintain your Child’s Goals – keep specific goals in mind for your child’s perfect plan for success.
How do you want your child to look back on this time in their life? Aim for creating a cooperative and flexible co-parenting partnership, so your child can have a strong, healthy relationship with each co-parent.
If you’re looking to create a parenting plan or have other questions about divorce proceedings, please reach out. We’re here to create sustainable family solutions.
Divorce can be a highly stressful, life-changing event. That’s why it is more important than ever to truly take care of yourself when dealing with the emotional struggles of divorce.
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While Sunnee herself has not felt the emotional impact of divorce, she did share her own advice for overcoming obstacles. “Trust your instincts,” she shared. “Protect your integrity above all else.”
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“Prioritize communication, understanding and a lot of empathy.”