Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parents

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For children to succeed at school, they need consistency, transparency and congruency throughout the year.

The collaborative divorce process can help you and your spouse address school issues before they arise and develop a co-parenting plan to help.

It’s best to have a “who, what, when and where” age-appropriate discussion about school schedules with your children. Having these types of conversations, with both parents present, helps to ground your child and put forth a united parental front.

Setting up both of your homes in a similar way when possible can help transitions occur more easily. Having the same school supplies at both houses can ease anxiety for all.

When school starts, you may see an uptick of behaviors and your child could become clingy, distant or even be rebellious. For kids, going back to school can be as stressful as starting a new job.

Most importantly, reach out to your child’s teacher to speak with them about the changes that have taken place due to your divorce. School staff can be of great support when needed.

It will be vital to create a co-parenting school and homework plan during the divorce process that can be agreed upon between both parties.

Our team of experts can help you work with your spouse to co-parent your children in a way that works well for both of you.

The Collaborative Practice San Diego is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary referral network of independent professionals of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors working together to learn, practice, and promote Collaborative processes for problem solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues in regard to co-parenting, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial assets of the family, including co-parenting concerns.

Contact us today to see how we can help preserve your family unit while working thru the divorce process.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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