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Making the Most of Summer Co-Parenting

Giving Your Children the Best Summer Possible

Summer is fast approaching, which means children will soon be out of school for a well-deserved vacation. The weather is nice, and it's the perfect time to make plans for travel and other activities. However, the many events of the summer can also make the season a challenging time for co-parents. There are several things that you can do to make the most of summer co-parenting!

Communicate with Your Co-Parent Early and Often

With as many changes and transitions that occur over the summer, it’s important to communicate with your co-parent as early and often as possible. This will help ensure that everyone is on the same page and that any potential issues are dealt with quickly.

It’s also important to maintain a positive relationship with your co-parent, especially during the summer months. This can be difficult when schedules are changing and there are more stressors present, but it’s crucial for the well-being of your children.

Be Flexible to Change

One of the most important summer co-parenting tips is to be flexible. Things change over the summer, and schedules will likely be in flux. Be prepared to adjust on the fly as needed. This can mean being willing to switch days or times for exchanges, or agreeing to different activities depending on what works best for each parent and child. Flexibility is key to making the most of summer co-parenting.

If you are able to be flexible and work together, it can make for a much smoother summer. This will help ensure that everyone has a positive experience and that the summer months are a time for fun and relaxation rather than stress and disagreements.

Keep Your Children First

It can be difficult to balance co-parenting during summertime when schedules are busier and there are so many activities to plan around. But it's important to remember that your children should always come first. Remember to keep their best interests at the heart of what you do, and try to give them the best summer possible.

Speak with an Attorney to Address Co-Parenting Issues

If there are any issues that come up and your co-parent refuses to work together with you on how to resolve them, especially if these issues go against your custody agreement, be sure to consult with an attorney for a solution. At The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, we can be your legal bodyguard to work through child custody and visitation issues to give you as much time with your children as possible.


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