Child custody arrangements aren’t always easy for parents to come up with. In fact, custody disputes are fairly common. It’s not easy to know that they’ll be separated from you, even if they’re with your ex-spouse. The good news is that there are ways to cope with this and work through the arrangement of a good parenting plan.
Here are a couple helpful tips for agreeing on a parenting plan. With the right outlook, you can create a plan that works for your kids and gives you time together to build a strong relationship.
Be fair with one another
The first thing that parents have is when they feel the other isn’t being fair about his or her requests for custody. When you consider how you feel about losing some of your time, remember that your ex-spouse will feel similarly. Try to come up with a plan that is fair to the other parent as well as yourself.
Consider your child’s needs before your own
While it might seem unfair to take two days on a weekend compared to five during the week, if that’s what it takes to work a full-time job and provide for your child, then that is what you should focus on. Children understand that their parents need to work and that they need to go to school and participate in activities. Design a plan that works around what your kids need and realistic work expectations.
These are two tips to help you if you need to make a parenting plan. By being fair with each other and considering what you child needs, you can find a positive resolution.