How do you create balance when the bulk of your parenting time takes place over summer vacation? How do you maximize your time together, and also make sure that each of you has down time? And how do you make time for doing "regular" things together, like chores and grocery shopping, in addition to the fun stuff you can't wait to share?
Summer vacation may be the highlight of your year; yet, it's rarely carefree for moms and dads who are trying to cram 12 months of togetherness into one. If you're looking for some guidance in this particular area, I recommend reading Wayne Parker's article titled Planning for a Successful Summer Visitation. Wayne is the About.com Guide to Fatherhood, and he has some excellent suggestions for how dads -- and moms who are non-custodial parents -- can create summer visits that aren't just great fun, but are also a part of building a strong and lasting connection with each of your children.
- What is a Typical Visitation Schedule?
- 25 Free and Low-Cost Visitation Ideas
- Maximize Overnight Visits With Your Kids
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