The Top Five Ways that Parents Can be Considerate and Child-Focused in Parenting Plans

Part Five: Parents support conflict-free parenting time transitions by:

  • treating the other parent respectfully.

  • encouraging and helping the child transition to the care of the other parent.

  •  being on time and informing the other parent if there are unavoidable delays

  • having the child ready to go on time with the other parent.

  • letting the child carry “important” items with them between the parents’ homes, such as clothes, toys, stuffed animals, and security blankets.

  • informing the other parent if another person will be taking the parent’s place for the transition.

  • being aware of the impact of having other people involved in the transition.