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Now is a good time to sort summer holiday parenting arrangements

Date:15 MAY 2019
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Chief Executive, NFM

It might feel like heady summer days are a long way off, but the upcoming Spring bank holiday signals there are only a few weeks til the schools close for what can feel to a parent like an eternity.

For parents who are newly separated, that long summer vacation brings huge uncharted challenges. The two-week Easter break will have given a flavour of what’s to come, but in July children will face a six-week layoff from the usual routine.

Even parents who’ve been apart for some time find changes to arrangements are needed most summers. Plans that worked well before have become outdated because the children are growing up with their needs and interests changing, and of course the circumstances of the parents’ own lives have evolved – perhaps they have a new job, a new partner, or completely different domestic arrangements.

Arguments and differences between separated parents often reach breaking point during holiday periods. 

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