school holidays

Christmas Parenting Arrangements

Christmas Parenting Arrangements  When negotiating parenting arrangements a lot of parents agree to share time in the school holidays but forget to specifically negotiate special holidays such as Christmas.  This can become a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that … [Read more...] about Christmas Parenting Arrangements

Frantic Friday Afternoons: Bringing the fun back for the kids (and you) after separation.

Finishing up school on a Friday afternoon is usually a fun time for children – the anticipation of the weekend, the relief of school time routine, and the joy of just being able to play and relax for a couple of days. For parents going through separation however, Friday afternoons are typically the … [Read more...] about Frantic Friday Afternoons: Bringing the fun back for the kids (and you) after separation.

Parenting Arrangements: School Holidays Half Way Point

There is often much debate amongst parents about how to calculate the half-way point in the school holidays. We receive many calls from confused and distressed parents when changeover plans fall apart. This table sets out the upcoming holidays according to the NSW Board of Studies Website. 2017 NSW … [Read more...] about Parenting Arrangements: School Holidays Half Way Point

Father’s Day

This year, Father’s day falls on Sunday 3 September 2017. When negotiating parenting arrangements, some parents forget about making special provision for these special occasions. Consequently, these special days can become a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that Father’s day … [Read more...] about Father’s Day

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

This year, Mother’s day falls on Sunday, 14 May 2017, and Father’s day falls on Sunday 3 September 2017. When negotiating parenting arrangements, some parents forget about making special provision for these special occasions. Consequently, these special days can become a very stressful period for … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Christmas Parenting Arrangements

When negotiating parenting arrangements a lot of parents agree to share time in the school holidays but forget to specifically negotiate special holidays such as Christmas.  This can become a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that Christmas is about making an enjoyable … [Read more...] about Christmas Parenting Arrangements

Father’s Day Parenting Arrangements

This 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 … [Read more...] about Father’s Day Parenting Arrangements

Birthdays

When negotiating parenting arrangements a lot of parents agree to share time in the school holidays but forget to specifically negotiate special occasions such as birthdays. Try and remember that your child’s birthday is about making an enjoyable and memorable experience for them. Children remember … [Read more...] about Birthdays

Survival Tips: Managing parenting arrangements for special occasions

When negotiating parenting arrangements a lot of parents agree to share time in the school holidays but forget to specifically negotiate special holidays such as Birthdays, Easter and Christmas. This can make special occasions a very stressful period for all involved. Try and remember that special … [Read more...] about Survival Tips: Managing parenting arrangements for special occasions

Plan now for summer holidays

If you have concerns about arrangements for the Christmas period you should take action now to avoid disappointment due to the Court’s delays at this time of year. Scenario Example Richard and Rosie have three children aged seven, five and three.  The family separated in March this year.  Since then … [Read more...] about Plan now for summer holidays