Back to School Tips for Co-Parents

Kids are back in school and this is often a busy time for families as they try to get everything together and make sure their children have everything they need to attack the academic year. However, it can be even more hectic for parents who are separated and trying to maneuver through this as co-parents.

If this is your first time sending your kids back to school as a divorced parent and you are unsure how to go about it in an effective manner, continue reading for a list of some helpful tips:

  • Establish a routine: During the summer break, we all kick back, relax, and often do not follow a regular schedule, such as mealtime or bedtime. It is important that this does not continue once the school year starts up again. Structure and routine can lessen the stress kids can potentially experience, so even if they seem to not appreciate it, having an established routine is incredibly beneficial for them.
  • Plan the expenses: To have a solid plan of attack for school expenses, you will need to review the situation with your co-parent. Where can you share expenses and what can anything be reused? Try to put your heads together to think outside of the box. Remember, these days, you do not have to go to the store to buy school supplies. Look online for better deals and, whatever you do, do not forget to discuss your respective expenses.
  • Find extracurricular activities: Your child can effectively build confidence and channel excess energy into extracurricular activities, such as drama, music, or sports. Find out what kind of activities are available in the area that interests your children and gets them involved.
  • Update your contacts: If there are any changes in the contact information for your children’s doctors or coaches, update them. Do you have the phone number for their best friend’s parent? Make sure you have any necessary phone numbers and addresses and that they are all brought up to date if the new school year ushers in any changes and share this information with your co-parent. This can help make life a lot less stressful.

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If you and your spouse are going through a divorce, you need to hire skilled legal assistance to get you through the process. At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich in Murrieta, we will help you tackle any family law issue you might be facing, regardless of how difficult it might be.

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