Sharing Parenting Time
Sharing parenting time is one of the biggest adjustments for families after a divorce or separation. Keeping communication about your scheduling clear and easily accessible can help parents and children acclimate to living in separate households.
Sharing parenting time is often difficult to do smoothly, and the difficulty is compounded when multiple families have children from multiple past marriages. Planning visitations for kids between four or even more different sets of parents can be an organizational nightmare, and it is easy to become overwhelmed when trying to contact the right people at the right time. Things like public calendars can help, but they are often not enough when multiple parties are involved. One of the best ways to make parenting time between multiple families run more smoothly is to use OurFamilyWizard®'s parenting time calendar tools.
OurFamilyWizard® provides a simple, easy-to-use parenting time calendar that all but completely solves the problem of sharing parenting time and scheduling across multiple homes. Whether you are going through a divorce and are going to be sharing parenting time with your ex, or you and your current spouse both have children from past marriages, the parenting time calendar and scheduling services provided by OurFamilyWizard® can make planning a snap. This is done through a central electronic calendar that any parents involved can access. The calendar plans parenting time as far into the future as need be, making it easy to plan long term changes or future events.
Since all parents involved can see the OurFamilyWizard® parenting time calendar, it's easy for everyone to stay informed. Everyone has access to the same information and has the same ability to suggest changes to the schedule. These suggested changes must be approved by the other parties before they take effect, creating an opportunity for parents to negotiate and come to agreements on their own. This negotiation allows you to trade parenting time, or give and receive parenting time in the event you want to take a vacation with the kids, go on a business trip, or so on. Using the OurFamilyWizard® parenting time calendaring tools makes organization easy, even when dealing with multiple families who share children.