When you and your co-parent can't come an immediate agreement on specific matters, the situation might turn into a conflict. Finding ways to overcome the conflicts that crop up can provide your children with a positive example of civil conflict resolution and strengthen your parenting relationship with your ex.
This is the time for parents who are divorced to make decisions about how things will go during the upcoming year. Even if co-parenting has been a bit rocky up to this point, you can make the choice to turn things around so that you can have a positive new year.
Going to court to have a judge determine with whom the children will live can be an anxiety-producing experience. There are many factors that judges consider in custody matters. One is the living arrangements the children will have with each parent, but this doesn't mean that the court will automatically side with the parent who has the bigger house.
Finding a happy medium between you and your ex for teaching your children valuable life lessons after a divorce is a challenge. One area that can't be overlooked during childhood is teaching them about boundaries. Not only do you have to show them why rules and consequences matter, you also have to help them learn about personal boundaries.
One of the most important traits for parents to have is patience. This isn't easy even in the best of circumstances, but when you are suddenly thrust into the single parent life, it can be even more difficult. Not only are you dealing with raising your children, but you also have to deal with communicating with your ex in matters related to the kids.
With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to think about some child custody issues that might come up during this busy season. It is easy to get focused on the hoopla that comes with big gatherings, but there are some finer points to consider.
The winter holiday season isn't that far off. Even though you might not want to think about right now, you may need to if there are issues about the holiday parenting schedule that need to be hashed out before Thanksgiving break. For many parents, there is a standard schedule that the child follows during these festive times.
One of the biggest adjustments that children have to make during a divorce is learning how to live in two homes. Both parents are going to have to take steps to ensure that the kids feel comfortable in both houses. This can take some work, especially for the parent who moved out of the marital home. Finding a way to help them can be challenging but rewarding.
The parenting plan that you set for your children as you work out child custody during your divorce can be as detailed as you feel it needs to be. At a minimum, it needs to cover the schedule that you will use to know which parent has the children when. It should also include information about who is going to make decisions in specific areas for the children.
There are many things that parents have to deal with when back-to-school season starts. Buying school supplies, figuring out schedules and handling the kids' anxiety jitters are some of these. When you and your child's other parent are divorced, there can be additional complexities added to an already stressful situation.