Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. Many families in Memphis, Tennessee, will either travel for the long weekend or host family and friends for a celebratory barbeque to tip off the unofficial start to summer. Today, we will provide some co-parenting tips for the Memorial Day holiday that you can also use when your children are on summer vacation.
Even though Memorial Day is not as big of a holiday for parents sharing custody as Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Day or Thanksgiving, it is still an important holiday for many families. Many families like to go away for this extended weekend. Others like to have parties at home. It can be difficult to plan when sharing custody.
Try to plan ahead as much as possible, especially if you know the other parent will want to have a barbeque or go away for the weekend. Both of you need to be as flexible as possible. If you truly get along with each other, attending the same party might not be out of the question.
Do you want to travel this Memorial Day weekend with your children? If so, come to an agreement with the other parent that allows you to do so. This agreement should provide the other parent with custody Memorial Day weekend next year or another holiday or event coming up later in 2019.
Co-parenting is not an easy task, even for parents who get along with each other and follow the child custody agreement. If you abide by the tips provided in this post, you should have no trouble handling Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation with your children this year.