The summer months are some that most children look forward to because there isn’t a stringent schedule to follow. For the parents, not having the children in school can mean that the parents have to rework the schedule so the kids are taken care of.
There are several things that you need to do that can make the summer a bit easier for you and your children. Additionally, you can consider these points as you go through the summer months.
Set the schedule for vacations
Parents who take vacations will need to get those planned. In some cases, parenting plans allow for changes to the parenting time schedule to accommodate a vacation. Getting this all set up as quickly as possible can help to reduce the stress for everyone. One thing that you can do is to ensure that you leave plenty of time for travel.
Prioritize time with the children
Because of the open nature of the summer schedule, it might be possible to work out the parenting time schedule so the kids can enjoy as much time as possible with each parent. For example, maybe you can get the children when you’re off work and allow your ex to have them when they’re off. This might mean switching days, but the children will likely enjoy it.
Whether you’re just embarking on the parenting plan negotiations or if you’re a seasoned co-parent, you should be sure that you’re keeping the focus on what’s in your children’s best interests. Understanding the parenting plan and working with your co-parent can help the situation considerably.