The New Year is an excellent time to take stock of your life and create resolutions for yourself. One area of your life to include in your assessment is your parenting plan and parenting relationship.
As you are reassessing many aspects of your life, take the time to reconsider your Parenting Plan. Does it still fit your family? Parenting Plans are created based on the circumstances in place at the time. As your child grows and develops new interests and has new schedules, the plan may need adjustment. Small tweaks, such as changes in pick up and drop off times may be necessary, or it may be time to talk about bigger changes, such as adjustments to the weekly schedule or to vacation plans. The best case scenario is that you and your ex can meet and talk about how things are going and agree on any changes together. If that isn’t possible, mediation or collaborative law can help you make the changes to your order.
While you are making resolutions, consider adding these to your list:
- I won’t involve my child in any disputes with the other parent and will keep any conflict as separate as possible.
- I will make an effort not to speak negatively about the other parent in front of my child.
- I will try to remind myself it is important my child has two parents in his life and will support my ex’s parenting relationship.
- I will focus on the time I do have with my child, not the time I’m missing.
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