Now that the summer months are here, some custodial parents might have to deal with separation anxiety when their child spends more time with their non-custodial parent. Dealing with the change that summer brings can be difficult for some parents. However, there are some ways you can help to make the transition a little easier.
One thing you can do is to know the plans for the summer. Work with your ex to determine who is going to have the child when. Once that is determined, you can discuss travel and other plans that might affect where your child is going to be. You can also use this information to help get your child ready for the summer adventures.
It is vital that you make sure your child has what is necessary for the time away from home. This is especially true if your child has special medical needs or prescriptions. Adding in favorite toys, summer reading materials and other similar items, you can rest assured that your child will have what he or she needs.
Once your child is gone, you should make sure that you keep in touch. Phone calls, emails, and video chats are some of the options you have for keeping in touch. Make sure that your ex knows all the ways possible to get in touch with you so that he or she can help your child to get in contact with you.
If you have any issues with the plans for summer, you might need to turn to the court for help hash out disagreements. Make sure that you take care of any issues as soon as possible so that you and your child can enjoy the summer months.
Source: Woman's Divorce, "Summer Visitation Tips for Divorced Parents," accessed May. 29, 2015