As a divorced Michigan parent of young children, it can sometimes feel overwhelming as you try to make a plan that’s best for everyone involved. With organization and careful thought, you can reach the goals that you have so that co-parenting is successful.
The way you speak
One thing to keep in mind when you’re making a plan regarding child custody is to try to speak as politely as possible with the other parent. Even though there could be emotions that are tense at the moment or feelings that you haven’t completely addressed, you want your children to see that you can communicate effectively without arguing with each other.
Making sure your children are at the center of any parenting plan that you design is the key. This means that you might need to adjust your schedules at the last minute in order to accommodate their needs. While there could be an order issued by the court, the other parent might want to have a fun day when they aren’t working or could have an emergency that arises that would result in your children staying with you on a non-scheduled weekend. The way that you handle these situations can impact how your children view the relationship that you have and that it’s alright to live with each parent.
Let the other parent know about the achievements that your children have during the year. It could be good grades in school or a fun adventure that they had during the week. This is a way for both of you to be involved.
Putting aside your differences and communicating can make a successful parenting plan.