With your children having two homes you will need to be organised and understand that having a schedule is important. Your children will have questions relating to schedules so make sure you know the answer to these when asked, some examples of questions are:
- Who is taking picking us up?
- Where are we going?
- What time are we getting picked up and dropped off?
- What do I need to take?
You will need to be organised about appointments your children may have such as parent’s evenings, doctors, dentist as both parents need to be aware and possibly attend. Be aware of any hobbies or social commitments the children have such as football practice, dancing and parties etc as you will be expected to help your children honour these.
It can be upsetting when you forget an important event that your children have been looking forward to so have a calendar to record these, your children will also find the calendar helpful so they are aware of events too.
Tip of the day – Talk to your children and ask about their hobbies and social commitments so you’re paying an interest in their lives and put the dates on the calendar together.