As you head in to the last month of school, it is time to plan for summer. What are your kids doing this summer? How will you and your spouse manage child care if you both work?
Don’t stretch yourself too thin. Determine what your children’s interests are, then figure out an affordable budget. Ask other parents for tips and ideas. Use family members to help care for the children. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and close friends are often willing to help out. Everyone will likely benefit from the time together and relationships with extended family members can grow stronger. A mix of scheduled and unscheduled activities will provide diverse experiences for your children.
If you are already separated, start thinking about vacation dates and let the other parent know so you don’t end up wanting the same weeks. Communicate in advance to avoid problems later. If you need help making decisions for the summer, give us a call 508 795 0200. Our mediators are here to help you make parenting plans for your children. Summer is for fun, plan now so you and your children can enjoy it.