Vacations Plans and Divorce

Balancing the summer school break when divorce is part of your family.

Vacations and Divorce

Summer time can create special challenges for families where divorce is part of the picture. For children with two parents in two different home, the question is, where should kids spend the summer and for how long? Marc Ackerman, author of Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s? says when it comes to summer break, the best solution is to look at summertime in a whole new way.”I think that there should be a school year schedule and a summertime schedule for children of divorced parents. I think the best plan when the parents live in the same geographic area, is that the summer time schedule is split every other week, or two weeks on two weeks off, or three weeks on three weeks off, at each of the parents’ homes.”

Marc says he’s not a fan of the traditional way divorced parents handle summer. “I really don’t like the idea of splitting the summer in two, the front half and the back half. With this type of schedule there is at least the benefit that a parent can take an out-of-town vacation, even for a few weeks, when they have the child in placement.”

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The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Marc Ackerman, psychologist and author of Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service

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