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Plan wisely for a good summer with kids

Parents in California who do not live with their children's other parent know just how stressful planning the summer vacation time from school can be. Whether freshly divorced or maybe having never been married or living together at all, once spring break is over and attention turns to the end of the school year, it is time to develop a strategy that will make the experience positive for everyone.

Parenting Magazine suggests that moms and dads keep in mind what should be their mantra all year long. That is to remember that kids come first. No decision should denigrate into a power struggle between the parents or a way of one parent winning over the other. Those struggles ultimately serve to hurt children as they are able to pick up on the tension between their parents.

A child may long to go to a special place for vacation and if one parent is able and willing to take them, the other parent should put on a happy face and let their child know how excited they are for them to have this experience. Taking it one step further and complimenting the other parent on making the effort and creating the moment is also recommended.

According to Psychology Today, divorced parents should also keep in mind things that married parents must think about. One of these is scouting out vacation plans that are actually age-appropriate for their children. In addition, balancing structured and unstructured time is important because a three-month period without any structure can cause havoc on children.



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