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Co-parenting during the school year: 5 tips to follow

With the school year in full swing, there could come a point when the co-parenting decisions you make significantly impact your child in some way. With the right plan in place, both you and the other parent can work together to ensure that your child has the best chance of achieving success in the classroom.

Here are five co-parenting tips to follow during the school year:

  • Communicate often: You don't have to go overboard, but the way you communicate with the other parent is important. If you ignore each other, you could make conflicting decisions about your child's education that harm them in the end.
  • Let the teacher know your situation: For example, if your child's teacher sends out regular emails, supply them with both parent's email addresses.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences together: This is easier said than done, but it goes a long way toward keeping both individuals in the know. It will also help your child feel better about their family life.
  • Share a calendar: There's a lot going on during the school year, so sharing a calendar will keep both of you on the same page.
  • Be proactive: Maybe your child is struggling in a particular class. Or maybe your child is shying away from a certain conversation. You need to be proactive at all times, which means communicating concerns with the other parent.

It's not always easy to get along after divorce, but you need to make decisions that will benefit your child.

Don't let matters of child custody stop you and the other parent from giving your child what they need to enjoy the school year.

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