With the summer months coming up, parents are starting to make plans for their children. For parents who have a parenting time agreement, this might not be as easy as what you might think. The summer might be segmented, which can make it difficult to plan for. Still, you should try to do this as early as possible so that you aren’t left trying to stress over last-minute plans.
Your child’s age is going to play a big part in this. Younger children who aren’t old enough to remain home alone will need child care. Some people are fortunate enough to have family members who will care for the kids, but others will have to rely on day cares or babysitters. Getting all of these plans in line now can help you to avoid having to make do with options you don’t really care for.
When you are making child care plans, you have to think about the cost. Who is going to cover this? Will the child remain with the sitter or in the center no matter which parent has them at the time? Will the parent with the child pay for the costs on those days? Spelling all of this out now gives you a plan that you can refer to when you have questions about what is going on.
Another thing to think about is vacation plans. You need to try to make plans early so that you can make the necessary notifications and get anything that you’ll need to make the trip. Be sure to look at the custody order to find out more specific information about traveling with your kids and going on vacation.