Planning for Summer Break in a Co-Parenting Situation

Planning for Summer Break in a Co-Parenting Situation

For kids, summer break is a time for sleeping in, playing all day, sleepovers with friends and family vacations.

While summer break can harvest fond memories, parents who are recently separated or divorced may feel stressed to ensure the kids have a great summer under different circumstances.Planning for Summer Break in a Co-Parenting Situation

Here are some tips and tricks to help you and your family ensure your kids have an enjoyable and relatively stress-free summer break:

Plan Ahead

It is important to review your Parenting Plan ahead of time to remind yourself of how summer break is to be divided.

Once you have re-familiarized yourself with your Parenting Plan, it could be a good idea to sit down and communicate with your co-parent to plan ahead for the upcoming summer break.

When planning the upcoming break, make sure you both consider factors such as work schedules, travel plans, and extracurricular activities.

Communicate Regularly

As parents know, summer schedules are more fluid than regular parenting time.  If you’re able, keep the lines of communication open with your co-parent about any changes, upcoming events or concerns that may arise during summer break.

In this day and age, both parents can utilize technology to communicate by using shared calendars, messaging apps, or co-parenting websites (i.e. Our Family Wizard) to help keep track of their kids’ schedules and stay in touch.

Stay Focused on the Children

The ultimate goal for summer break is to ensure the well-being and best interests of your kids.  Ensuring a balanced schedule with both parents will help create fond memories for all.

If you have worries about co-parenting this summer break or if you feel your current parenting plan is no longer feasible, make sure to consult one of our experienced Family Law Attorneys.  You can schedule a consultation by calling or texting us at: 480.994.8824.