Father’s Day Parenting Arrangements

Fathers DayThis year, Father’s day falls on Sunday 4 September 2016. When negotiating parenting arrangements, some parents forget about making special provision for this special occasions.

Consequently, this special day can become a very stressful period for all involved.

Try and remember that Father’s day is about making an enjoyable and memorable experience for the children – cold cups of tea and burnt toast presented to their parent as breakfast in bed is something most children remember with glee.

These days should not turn out to be a tug-of-war about whose “day” it really is.

An example of an arrangement that could work for special occasions such as Father’s Day may be:

  • The children spend Father’s day with their Father from 4:00pm on Saturday, 3 September 2016 to 4:00pm on Father’s day Sunday, 4 September 2016.

The usual living arrangements then re-commence from 4:00pm on the Sunday, so that the parent usually spending the weekend with the children receive the children back into their care.

If you would like more information about parenting arrangements for events such as Father’s Day please don’t hesitate to contact our office to arrange an initial consultation (02) 9523 3007.