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How to Prevent Parenting Time from Affecting Your Child’s Schoolwork

Sharing custody with another parent can be tough, and your parenting time is probably very important to you. However, you might have one concern — whether or not parenting time can affect your child’s schoolwork. After all, having an ever-changing schedule and shuffling from place to place and home to home can be tough on a kid, and it can make studying hard. Luckily, you do not have to sacrifice parenting time or put your child in a tough position in regards to his or her studies if you follow a few simple tips.

Come Up with the Best Possible Schedule
Work with the other parent and your attorney to come up with a custody schedule that will be as least distracting for your child as possible. For example, you may want to schedule parenting time for days of the week when the child does not have afterschool activities; then, you can ensure that the two of you can spend as much time together as possible, and you can help ensure that your child has a little bit of extra time to spend studying.

Parenting Time Can Equal Studying Time
Consider using your parenting time to study together. It can be a good way to stay involved in your child’s schoolwork, and you might be able to provide a little more help than you think. This can be great bonding time, and it can help ensure that your child gets his or her schoolwork done on days when his or her schedule is a bit shaken up.

Parenting time does not have to get in the way of your child’s studies, as long as it’s done correctly. If you need help with your parenting arrangement, consider working with an experienced family law attorney at the Salem, Massachusetts Law Office of Lamb and Lamb PC.

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