Trying to make time for everything you need to get done when you’re a single parent is difficult, but it’s not impossible. For the most part, you will just have to ensure that you’re using your time in the most efficient manner possible.
Anyone who’s in a co-parenting situation should ensure that they consider these points when they figure out how to make things work. Ultimately, your goal should be to provide your children with the foundation they need to thrive despite the divorce.
Use parenting time wisely
The time when your children are with you provides an opportunity for you to enjoy them. That doesn’t mean they don’t have homework responsibilities and chores. However, you can take the time to make memories with them. This doesn’t mean that you have to go out on extravagant outings. You can do this at home. Things like movie nights or family game time might be much more memorable for them.
Spend time on yourself
The time when the kids are with your ex is a good chance for you to do things for yourself. Taking care of yourself can benefit your children if you’re more relaxed and calmer when you have them. This can help you be a more patient parent.
The parenting plan is the basis of what needs to happen with the child custody case. Getting this set as soon as possible after the split can help you and your co-parent (and your children) get into your new routine. Having experienced legal guidance can help you get the provisions you’re seeking.