Divorce is something that is never easy especially when your kids are involved. However,it is a reality of life and when it does happen,you will need to move forward for the sake of your children. One of the most difficult processes in divorce is the custody case. This process is further made even harder when two parents are unable to come to an amicable solution to the issue of custody. However,if both parents truly have their children’s best interests at heart,then here are a few factors to avoid when planning your parenting schedule.
Many parents are inclined to make parenting schedules that are convenient for them. However,the ultimate goal of a parenting schedule is to ensure that the kids have an ongoing relationship with both parents and at times it is going to be inconvenient. However,preparing yourself for this would help you feel less irritated along the way.
Many parents try to focus on winning or losing. In some cases,parents may try to keep track of how many sacrifices they are making as compared to their ex. Ultimately,you need to remember that it’s about what is best for your kids. The reality of the situation is that both parents are going to need to make sacrifices.
As tempting as it may be to do so,don’t use the parenting schedule to get back at your ex. Instead,focus on the needs of your kids,by setting aside your personal agenda. A divorce attorney can help you stay objective.
Some parents tend to assume that they are the only qualified parent in the family and this is wrong. You may have more experience with dealing with some aspects of parenting,however,you may require more experience in other aspects such as bedtime routines,ensuring your kid’s homework is done on time and preventing meltdowns. So give the other parent an opportunity to be a good parent as well. Ultimately,remember that getting the best child custody arrangement is going to significantly help your kids hope with the situation.