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Helpful tips for handling new school year routines

With a new school year on the horizon, parents and children alike will have to adjust to new realities. There may be new schools, new friends, and of course, new challenges. But life is all about making adjustments; so divorced and separated parents must find a way to make things work as a new school year begins. This post will provide some helpful tips to make things easier.

Make sure the school is informed – Each parent should bear the responsibility of making ensuring that the school has each parent’s contact information. This way, both parents are kept in the loop regardless of whether they are living separately. 

Make information available for the other parent – In the same vein, when a parent is not provided information, he or she could feel isolated and resentment can build. Taking the initiative to share information can help in avoiding this scenario.

Put your personal differences aside – Parents who are warring with each other may not realize that kids have quite a bit deal with given all the new things they have to adjust to. They should not have to shoulder the emotional burden that comes with worrying about whether their parents hate each other. Because of this, it is important to put your personal differences aside and work together.

Be careful about blame – Kids look to parents to be part of their support system, which means being able to help them when they don’t have the answers. Being a person who simply shifts blame doesn’t help.

If you have questions about your legal rights in parenting time or school disputes, an experienced family law attorney can advise you. 

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