The new school year is upon us, and for many children, that means a lot of change. There are new teachers, classmates, and rules to learn and adjust to. For children of divorce, this can be a challenging time. That's why it's so important for co-parents to work together to help their children through this transition. Continue reading for tips to make the school year a little easier for kids!
Discuss The School Year
One of the most important things co-parents can do is talk to each other about the school year. Discuss your child's schedule, any changes or concerns you have, and how you can best support your child. It's also important to be involved in your child's education and know what's happening at school. Attend parent-teacher conferences, help with homework, and stay up-to-date on what's happening in the classroom.
Tip: Maintain an up-to-date shared calendar that both you and your fellow co-parent can access and update. That way, you can remain on the same page.
Another way to ease the transition back to school is by maintaining a routine at home. Having a regular bedtime, breakfast routine, and after-school activities can help kids feel more stable during this time of change. Of course, it's also important to allow for some flexibility. Just try to stick to the routine as much as possible.
Tip: Make decisions about rules and routines as co-parents. This way, you can continue to parent as a unified front.
Be Compassionate and Understanding
Finally, don't forget to show your child some extra love and support during this time. A little extra patience and understanding can go a long way. Let your child know that you're there for them and that you'll help them through anything that comes up this school year.
Tip: Set aside 1:1 time to spend with your children during the school year. This way, they can feel supported and heard.
If Custody Issues Arise, Calfas Law Group, PLLC is Here
The team at Calfas Law Group, PLLC understands how difficult the beginning of a new school year can be, especially for co-parents and their children. If you encounter any custody issues, know that you can rely on us to provide you with experienced legal counsel.
Schedule a consultation with us (210) 405-8315 to discuss any custody issues.