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Parenting Plans

Co-parenting after separation can be challenging, but it is crucial to ensure that children continue to receive the love, care, and support they need from both parents. One essential tool for achieving this is a parenting plan.

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines the specific responsibilities and arrangements that each parent will have regarding the care and upbringing of their children. It can include details such as parenting time arrangements, visitation schedules, transportation arrangements, decision-making responsibilities, and more.

Having a clear and comprehensive parenting plan in place can help both parents stay on the same page and reduce misunderstandings or conflicts that can arise from disagreements about parenting. It can also help children feel more secure and stable by providing a predictable routine and a sense of stability.

When creating a parenting plan, it is essential to consider the needs and preferences of both parents and the children. It should be a collaborative effort that takes into account the children's age, developmental stage, and unique needs, as well as each parent's work schedule, living arrangements, and other factors.

In conclusion, parenting plans are an essential component of effective co-parenting after separation. They can help parents communicate and work together more effectively, reduce conflicts, and provide children with the stability and consistency they need to thrive. If you're co-parenting after separation, consider working with a family law professional to create a parenting plan that works for everyone involved.


Parenting Plan Guidelines

The AFCC are an excellent resource for developing Parenting Plans:

Parenting Courses

Parents Plus provide a number of supports for parents, including courses around parenting post-separation:

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