While the end of the summer craze is often a blessing for many parents, it often comes as curse, too. Those pre-first-day-of-school jitters can cause any parent to want to run for the hills. And no matter how hard you try to keep the weeks leading up to the first day back to stress-free, they rarely are.
The back-to-school stress hits divorced parents even harder—who will pick up all the school supplies? What about new outfits for the kids? How will before- and after-school plans need to adjust based on everyone’s schedules?
Your best bet is to work with your ex-spouse. The more the two of you can support one another through this annual time of transition, the better off you and your children will be when that first day actually hits.
A Few Ways to Make Going Back to School Easier
As you approach preparing for school, fall sports and shopping, we encourage you to consider the following: