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Apps can help co-parents stay on top of their game

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2024 | Child Custody |

Parenting under two households can be a challenging transition for kids and parents alike. As a provider, you want to make sure your child’s best interests remain at the forefront of everything you do, but getting in the swing of custody exchanges and not being able to connect with your child in person every day can be challenging adjustments.

Fortunately, by using co-parenting apps and other mobile features, you can ease into the change with helpful tools.

Co-parenting apps

There is a wide range of apps that cater specifically to divorced parents. When selecting which one to use, it’s worth noting that choosing one with a couple of key features can make a world of difference. The first is having the capability to share calendars. While you may set up a firm parenting schedule with the help of a judge or attorney, it doesn’t hurt to be transparent about all obligations you have in and outside of parenting. That way, if any surprises come up and an earlier or later custody exchange is necessary, co-parents can check if the option is available before making direct contact.

Additionally, choosing an app that allows you to organize and collaborate on all child-related finances can help keep your co-parenting relationship amicable rather than toxic. Money can be a pain point for many, so it’s essential to stick to the contributions you agree upon to cover all costs and bills you must pay to give your child the best care. And this can be a lot easier with an app that lays everything out for you.

Video call apps

Being a flexible co-parent in all senses can make your child feel more at peace. One straightforward way to be adaptable is by allowing your child to contact their other parent, even if you have everything under control. You can use video calling apps you already have on your phone, like FaceTime or Zoom, to let natural relationships flow like they used to when you all lived under one roof. Setting boundaries that work for your unique family situation is essential. However, not letting your child speak to the other parent may negatively impact their future. This is because a solid connection to both parents and having co-parents who get along can demonstrate healthy relationships, exemplify unconditional love and keep your child’s mood and self-esteem in a good place.

Even though significant changes can take a toll on an individual, using the tools you have at your fingertips can help families cope with their new realities.


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