Summer tips for co-parents

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2023 | Family Law/Divorce

As summer approaches, it’s time to make plans to ensure that both you and your co-parent have an enjoyable time with your children. Co-parenting during summer break can be tricky, but with a few strategies in place, it’s possible to create lasting memories and strengthen your family’s bond.

One important thing to remember is that communication is crucial, especially for things that involve schedule changes or activities for the children. Besides open communication, these tips can help to make the summer a bit easier.

Create a detailed schedule

Having a well-organized calendar is essential for smooth co-parenting. Plan your child’s summer break by dividing their time between both parents, taking into account vacations, summer camps and any special events. Share this calendar with your co-parent, and make sure you both have access to update it as needed.

Be flexible and accommodating

Sometimes, plans change. Be prepared to adapt and accommodate when necessary, keeping in mind that flexibility is key to successful co-parenting. Consider the best interests of your child and work together to create a harmonious summer experience for everyone involved. You should also review your parenting plan because you may have included terms that allow vacation plans to trump the regular parenting time schedule if there’s a conflict.

Whether your child is with you or your co-parent, make an effort to stay informed about their summer activities. Attend recitals, games or other events as often as possible, and keep the lines of communication open with your child to show your support and interest in their experiences. Encourage them to share their memories with you.