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Back-to-school stress can be minimized for divorced parents

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The back-to-school season is one that is hard for all parents to deal with. Trying to make plans for this can be even more complicated for parents who are divorced. It might behoove you to start making the plans now so that you are ready to tackle the duties that are yours. This can also help your children to feel more secure since they will know what to expect.

One of the more important things that you need to determine as soon as possible is who is going to cover which school supplies. This might be covered in the parenting plan, but you can always speak to your ex in advance to make sure that everything is going to be handled according to your agreement. This is a good idea in all cases to address this issue to help ensure that your children will have what they need.

Another thing you can work on is who is going to bring the children to school on the first day. If you and your ex can get along, you might decide that both parents can be present. This may be a good time for you to introduce school administration and teachers to both parents and give a brief overview of who handles what.

Setting up a shared calendar for the child's school and extracurricular activities can be beneficial. This enables both adults to know exactly what is going on and when there are events that both need to attend. If you know that there is something coming up that the child is really excited about, you might want to contact the other parent directly to remind them.

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