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Planning a parenting schedule that puts children first

After divorce, a Virginia couple may need to create a parenting plan for custody and visitation. Parents should think about this schedule from the child's point of view. This means considering the child's schedule as well as where they both live and the location of the child's school. The aim should not be the parents' convenience but to make things easy for the child.

Why joint custody is beneficial for children

Virginia fathers who are going through the divorce process are often concerned about how the separation will impact their children. Many dads in this situation are faced with the dilemma of giving up sole custody to the mother. Part of the reason why this question often arises is because experts have in times past warned against children, especially young children, spending time at night away from their mothers.

How birdnesting may help children stabilize after divorce

Virginia parents who are considering the practice of birdnesting after divorce might not want to practice the arrangement for more than a few months. Birdnesting involves children remaining in the shared home while the parents alternate staying with them there. Parents usually maintain a small place nearby that they take turns living in when they are not in the home. While this can help children adjust to a divorce, experts say that in general, it should not last more than three to six months.

How divorced parents can help their kids succeed at school

Each school year brings its own set of challenges to Virginia children and their parents. However, kids with divorced parents sometimes face extra stresses. In order to ensure the new school year goes as smoothly as possible, parents may want to create a plan for their child's success.

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