Third-Party and Child Accounts on OurFamilyWizard

Child and third-party accounts are optional, free accounts that can be added and removed by either parent.

In this tutorial:


How do I create an account for my child? How do I create accounts for grandparents, bonus parents, and other family members?

To create accounts for children or third-parties, such as grandparents or stepparents, you must first select the "My Account" tab.

  1. On the left side of the page, click "User Management."
  2. In the box titled "Child and 3rd Party Accounts," you'll see two options:
    1. Add Child: Select this option to create a child account. A name is required to create the account; however, both the phone number and email address fields are optional.
    2. Add 3rd Party: Select this option to create a third-party account. Provide the name and email address of the person you'd like to invite to the account. A phone number is optional.
  3. Click 'Add' in the upper left-hand corner to create the account. If provided, login information will be sent immediately to their email address.

Removing a Child or Third-Party Account

Child or third-party accounts can be deleted by either parent. To do so, you must first select the “My Account” tab.

  1. On the left side of the page, select "User Management."
  2. In the box for Child and 3rd Party Accounts, look under the 'Actions' column. You will see a link titled "Remove" next to each of your child or third-party users.
  3. Select "Remove" to remove an account's access to OFW. Child and third-party accounts can be reactivated by either parent at a later time.

Child and Third-Party Account Access

Child and third-party accounts have restricted access to the information within OurFamilyWizard.   These accounts allow children, grandparents, bonus parents, and other family members to:

  1. View the family calendar, including parenting schedules, holidays, and public events created by parents.
  2. Use the message board to send and receive messages with other users. Child and third-party accounts do not have access to the correspondence between co-parents.
  3. Create and view journal entries.

Note: Child and third-party accounts have no access to the Expense Log and Info Bank portions of the OFW website.