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Child custody and the start of a new school year

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2022 | Child Custody |

How parents will share time and authority in the lives of their children is often one of the most pressing issues in a divorce. Mississippi parents want what is best for their kids, and this may mean sharing parenting time and the ability to make important decisions on their behalf. The start of a new school year can present challenges for parents who must adjust to new schedules and new needs while trying to peacefully co-parent. 

Tips for co-parenting during the school year 

For those who are co-parenting at the start of a new school year, it will help to remember that the needs of the children should be the main priority. While tensions and difficult feelings are normal, it is best for the children when parents can put those things to the side and prioritize the kids. Helpful tips for co-parenting during a new school year include: 

  • Refrain from having adult conversations in front of the child. 
  • Manage emotions and protect the kids from undue stress and strain. 
  • Have a plan for drop-off, pick-up and other school events. 
  • Allow both parents to have access to educational information. 

These simple steps can simplify the co-parenting process as two Mississippi parents help their children have the best possible school year. 

Protecting the kids 

Parents will have a critical role in how their kids adjust after a divorce. School schedules can complicate a co-parenting arrangement, but parents will benefit from prioritizing the needs of the kids above all else. This will help the kids feel loved and supported, even after a divorce and post-divorce transition. 


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