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How to manage the school holidays after a divorce

On Behalf of | May 12, 2022 | Family Law

Many adults look back on their childhood summers with fondness. If you are about to divorce, you will need to take extra measures to ensure your child will be able to do the same when they grow older.

Divorcing generally means that both parents need to work (if they did not already do so).  This can make it harder to look after the kids when they are off school.

Here are some options to manage that:

Hand them off to someone else

In term time, you hand your kids off to the teachers. In the summertime, you may be able to do something similar by sending your kids to summer camp. Or, if that is not an appropriate option, you may be able to leave them in the control of the adults who run the various non-residential summer activities for much of the day. Grandparents or other family members who do not work are another option.

Take turns with other parents

You might want to adjust your usual custody routine, to split the childcare more evenly. Or you could share child duties with friends and family who also have kids. For instance, if you keep an eye on your friend’s kids this week, they will do the same for you next week.

Take them away

If you can afford to travel during the vacations, you can create some great experiences together. Even if you need to do some work during the daytime, spending time together in a different part of the country will make sure the holidays are special.

This is just one of the many things you need to consider when working out a custody agreement. Getting help to ensure you cover everything will ensure you can do the best for your children.