Making a custody schedule is about as fun as stubbing your toe on a Lego or getting food poisoning. However, if you’re divorcing with kids you’ve got to make a schedule that works, which means rolling up your sleeves with your ex and potentially, a mediator or lawyers if needed (hopefully not) and putting it in writing.
The hardest part of all of this is putting your kids before yourself.
It shouldn’t be. I mean, a custody schedule is all about the children, but it’s not uncommon for divorcing parents to let their egos get in the way when making a schedule for their kids.
The bottom line is, of course, you and your ex need to consider your own personal needs and work schedules, but the kids’ needs have to come first.
Here are a few tips to keep your ego in check and put your kids first:
Put Them First,