If you and your spouse in Pennsylvania are in the midst of a divorce, you may well be looking at the calendar and wondering how in the world you can make the fast-approaching summer a positive one for your children. Co-parenting is never easy and is its own ongoing art but it can feel especially difficult when your breakup is fresh as you are navigating unchartered waters. Fortunately there are some tips you can keep in mind to help you and your kids not only get through this time but make it happy and memorable.
Parenting Magazine highlights the importance of adopting the attitude that your kids are the the priority at all times. This is actually a cornerstone of positive co-parenting regardless of what time of year it is. When you and your children’s other parent need to work out schedules or activities, focusing on the benefit to your children can help to take some emotion out of the discussion. It may also be helpful for you two to not attempt to compete with each other in an effort to be the parent who provides the most fun for the kids.
You might also want to ask your kids for their input on camps or vacations depending upon their ages. Having them help plan a trip or activity may help them as well.
If you would like to learn more about how you might approach parenting with your former spouse in a way that is healthy and positive for your kids, please feel free to visit the positive co-parenting page of our Pennyslvania family law website.