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Tips for Co-Parenting During the Back-to-School Season

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After a divorce, the back-to-school season is an important time for you and your ex to be on the same page when it comes to co-parenting your children. Although it can sometimes be difficult to establish a routine that works for both of you, your children will appreciate having the support of both parents as they embark on a new school year that may be both exciting and uncertain due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Working Together for Your Children’s Education

As the school year begins, here are some important things for you and your ex-spouse to consider when it comes to promoting the best situation for your children’s education:

  • Create a good environment for in-person or online learning. During the COVID-19 pandemic, your children may be attending school in-person, online, or some combination of the two. For in-person education, work with your ex to determine who is responsible for getting students to and from school. For remote learning, do your best to make sure your children have a good space and the necessary resources in both parents’ homes or consider adjusting parenting time so that children are in an optimal environment for digital learning during the school week.

  • Maintain a consistent routine. This year more than ever, it is important for you and your ex to help your children manage their online learning schedule, which may mean making sure they are ready for virtual meetings with their teachers and classmates and that they have a good routine for completing assignments independently.

  • Communicate regularly. As much as you can, you and your co-parent should make an effort to keep each other informed of your children’s educational progress, including achievements to celebrate, concerns to address, and important assignments with which you can assist. Take advantage of technology to communicate effectively so that your kids can always come to either of you for support.

Contact a Frisco, TX Family Law Attorney

At The Page Law Firm, Attorney Théda Page is committed to helping you achieve the best possible situation for you and your children during and after your divorce. She will work with you to reach a resolution on issues involving child custody, child visitation, and child support, and offer guidance on effective communication with your ex that keeps a focus on your children’s well-being. Contact a Collin County family lawyer at 214-618-2101, and learn how a compassionate attorney can help your family during this challenging time.




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