Summer can be a particularly stressful period for parents who are going through a divorce or have just finalized theirs. These months can also be traumatic for their children as they try to adjust physically and emotionally to living in different households.
Being a single parent can be challenging on even the most relaxed days, but summertime brings a whole new set of challenges. There are the heat and the bugs, the cuts and the scrapes, and the inevitable “Mom I’m bored” heard by every parent at least once over the summer.
For a single parent, vacations can be even more difficult as child care becomes a necessity and planning activities can be extremely challenging while trying to juggle a job and provide for the children.
Parents who are divorced or separated can have quite a challenge when planning out their child’s summer vacation schedule. Especially between two different sets of households and schedules, it’s important to keep in mind that this does not have to be stressful! Here are four summer vacation survival tips for divorced or separated parents.