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Tips for co-parents and the new school year

| Sep 6, 2019 | divorce |

The new school year is upon us and parents all across Kentucky are sending their children back to school. There are so many emotions parents and children experience at the start of a new school year. Many of those emotions can be tempered when co-parents have a plan in place to make the year the best one yet for the child. Here are some tips co-parents should follow this year.

Get everyone on the same page, especially if you have children who go to different schools. Print out the school calendars for each child and make copies for the other parent and anyone else who helps throughout the year with pick up and drop off. When you are all on the same page, it makes each day much easier to traverse.

Don’t avoid attending school events because the other parent will be there. There’s no reason the two of you cannot be in the same room together for your child. You don’t have to sit next to each other, but you should both attend as many events as possible unless it’s physically impossible to do so.

Avoid discussing issues with child support at school events or in front of your child. This is incredibly important. You don’t want to add any extra stress to your child’s life and this will undoubtedly do just that. Keep these conversations private. If you have to discuss anything, do so via email or text message.

As you can see, putting your differences aside for the sake of your child is vital to their success in the classroom. If you follow the tips outlined here you should have no trouble attending events, helping your child learn and reducing their stress this school year in Louisville.