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Infographic: Co-Parenting Tips for Back-to-School Season
Whether this is your first year sharing custody with your ex or you're an expert on the subject, it doesn’t hurt to have a little refresher. Ensure your little one has the best school experience possible with these tips:
Share the shopping expenses.
From new notebooks to new sports gear, you and your co-parent should share the expenses of getting your child ready for a new school year. Make a list of what your child needs, and divide and conquer.
Get on the same page.
With a new school year comes a new schedule, especially if your child is transitioning from virtual learning to the classroom.
Set your schedule in advance to make drop-offs, pick-ups, and anything that comes in between easier on your child. You should also make sure that you are both able to help them with homework or any questions they may have.
Attend school meetings.
If you share custody of your child, it's important for both parents to be on the same page with their little one's scholastic performance.
Attend parent-teacher meetings together if possible, or switch off who attends. Remember to share the information with each other.
Abide by your custody order.
In the absence of extreme life circumstances such as loss of a job or relocation, your child custody order should be followed at all times.