Stages of Development of Children: Additional Considerations for PT Schedules
A Guide to Developmental Considerations at Various Ages and Stages of Development of Children.
Part Ten: Additional Considerations When Creating a Parenting Time Schedule
In addition to the child development considerations, parents should also consider:
each child’s school calendar, location, and start and end times of the school day.
each child’s before and after school care arrangements.
each child’s care calendar, location, and start and end times.
each child’s activities and commitments, such as time with friends, sports teams, and part- time work.
each parent’s work schedule and other commitments.
how the parenting time schedule impacts the child’s ability to maintain relationships with siblings, other children in each home, relatives, and friends.
travel time between parents’ homes, parents’ work places, child’s school, child care, and child’s activities.
how the child will get to and from school, child care, and activities.
how the parenting time schedule, including travel time, affects a child’s ability to complete homework, have meals, and get enough sleep.