Summertime can be a fun and exciting time for children. However, for children of divorced parents, summer can be a time of transition and stress. Between visits to each parent’s house, children can quickly become overwhelmed. Luckily, there are ways to help make these transitions smoother. In this blog post, we will provide co-parents with tips on how to prepare their kids for summer visitation. We hope that this information will help make summer fun and an enjoyable time for all!
If you are a co-parent, summertime can be hectic. You may have to juggle work schedules, visitation schedules, and summer activities for your children. It is important to communicate with your ex-spouse or partner to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Planning ahead can help reduce stress for both you and your children.
Preparing Your Kids
Here are some tips to help you prepare your kids for summer visitation:
1. Talk With Them About Schedules
Talk to your kids about the schedule. Let them know when they will be visiting each parent's house. If there are any changes to the schedule, be sure to communicate those changes as well. Helping your kids understand the schedule will make it easier for them to adjust to any changes.
2. Packing Ahead
Pack their belongings ahead of time. If your children have items that they need at both houses, pack those items ahead of time. This will help reduce the amount of time spent packing and unpacking.
3. Have Set Routines
Set up a summer routine. Having a summer routine can help your children feel more comfortable during visits. If possible, try to stick to the same bedtime and mealtime routines as you would during the school year. This will provide some stability for your kids during a time of transition.
Consult Attorneys When Necessary
We hope that these tips will help you prepare your kids for summer visitation. Remember, communication and planning are key! With a little bit of preparation, summer can be a fun and enjoyable time for everyone involved. However, if you encounter any issues with custody or visitation plans, Creative Family Solutions, Cecil Cianci Law, PC is here to help.
Contact our team today at (916) 675-3866 to schedule an appointment for a consultation! We can provide you with experienced legal counsel.