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Posts tagged "Child Custody"

Parenting plans for the summer should be checked now

Even though spring was just ushered in, now is the time to look ahead to the summer months for child custody arrangements. There are many things that must be figured out quickly. This ensures that the children have appropriate care and that special things like vacations are taken care of in accordance with the parenting plan.

How much do you tell the kids about an affair?

The entire family is impacted when one spouse decides they are going to be unfaithful. One question that many parents have in this situation is whether the kids need to know or not. The short answer is that it depends on the situation. Thinking about the following factors might help you determine whether to tell your kids or not.

Parenting time arrangements should consider the child's emotions

When you're going through a divorce, it's easy to focus on the practical aspects of the split since these can have a tangible impact on your new life. Even though you might not realize that it's an issue, you need to be sure that you're watching your child's emotional health during the process.

Now is the time to make spring break plans

Even though spring break isn't here yet, now is the time that you need to start thinking about plans if you're going to travel. For divorced parents, there is a layer of planning that must go on that's not present when both parents still reside in the same home. This is because you'll have to let your ex know about your plans and ensure that they work with the parenting time schedule.

Helping toddlers adjust to their parents' divorce

Parents of toddlers often try to keep things consistent because children this age need stability in order to function. If you learn that you're going to be divorcing and have children who are toddlers or younger at home, things are going to be rather challenging. It is up to you and your ex to try to provide them with a new normal way of life quickly so they can thrive.

Look past marital faults for child custody purposes

Going through a divorce with children is hard. You and your ex are going to have to figure out how to build a parenting relationship with each other so that the children can have a solid foundation. While this might sound like it's going to be simple, it often isn't.

Help your children adjust to transition days and 2 homes

Children who have divorced parents have to learn how to live between two homes. This is a challenge that most adults wouldn't be able to meet easily. As the child's parent, it is up to you to try to find ways to help them learn how to make the circumstances work.

High-conflict divorce damages the children involved

One factor that's important when you're working out child custody terms is the child's best interests. This can be challenging to determine because it varies from one case to another, but you have to think about what your children need when you negotiate the terms.

Help your kids cope with life after your divorce

One duty that parents have during a divorce is ensuring that the children have appropriate care. Protecting your children is something that comes naturally to parents, but making this happen during a divorce can be challenging since two adults have to agree on what happens next. Taking the time to evaluate the situation can benefit your children since you can help them to adjust better once you know what problems exist.

Take care of yourself to care for your kids

When you are going through a divorce, your natural inclination is to protect your children and give them what they need. You might not realize it at the time, but they need you to take care of yourself so that you are able to care for them. This isn't always easy for a newly single parent, but it is possible if you take things one point at a time.