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Back-to-school season is a time for parents to come together

With Labor Day behind us, it is time to turn out attention to the school season. This means changes in schedules and different needs for children. Even though your children have likely already started school, it isn’t too late for you and your child’s other parent to start working out the finer details about parenting during the school.

One important aspect of the school year that you have to think about is academic support. Making sure that your children have someone who can help them with their homework, study for tests, and encourage them are all vital as you embark upon the new school year. Planning out time to help your child with school projects and other similar activities is also vital.

As the school year progresses, school functions will come up. You and your ex should work together to ensure that you can attend the important functions without any issues.

Parent-teacher conferences, orientations, school plays, and other similar events are good places to show support for your child. While only one parent has to attend most of these functions, both of you showing up and participating shows the child and those involved with your child’s education that you can work together.

Creating a schedule and agreements can help to make life less stressful for children and parents. Make sure that you think about the best interests of your child and ensure that you are following court orders for child custody issues. If you and your ex can work together, you might find that this school year is as pleasant as possible.

Source: Our Family Wizard, “Back to School Tips for Co-Parents,” accessed Sep. 07, 2015


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