Most children want to spend time with both parents. The summer is a time when this might be easier to work out since there isn’t any school schedule to work around. Instead of trying to balance work schedules and the child’s school schedule, you only have to think about the employment hours. This leaves both parents free to enjoy extra time with the kids.
Some parents need to have a firm parenting time schedule during the summer. Others are able to have a more fluid agreement where they work as a team to decide where the children will go as the summer progresses. No matter which one of these is how you have to handle your case, make sure that your children are getting time with both parents.
Another situation that can make this hard is if you and your ex don’t live near each other. This could mean that the noncustodial parent gets the summer months and the other parent only has the school year. We know that this is difficult, but it is possible to work through if you can use respectful teamwork.
In all cases, you have to do what is best for the children. Think carefully about this and take your own wishes out of the picture. Your parenting plan likely has information on the parenting time split, so be sure to check that if you have questions about what is going on. We can help you with this aspect of the scheduling. If there are things that need to be changed, we can also work on your behalf to secure a modification of the plan.