The last day of school in San Diego is June 11. For single parents, coordinating summer visitation schedules and family trips can be complicated – especially as the children grow older.
Because we’re such fans of single parents staying as involved as possible in the lives of their children, the San Diego family law attorneys with the Men’s Legal will share suggestions in this issue for getting the most out of the summer months with your children.
If you’re thinking of divorce, a qualified and experienced San Diego divorce attorney is the best way to ensure that all important aspects of your case are handled correctly and that you’re positioned for the best future possible in your post-divorce life.
Summertime Fun Tips for Single Parents
- Get a sense of your child’s schedule.
Once school is out, it’s likely that your child’s schedule will get later and later. If you’re a working parent, it will obviously be a bit difficult but try to pick one night during the week to stay up late and spend even more time with your child.
- Encourage your child to stay in touch with the other parent.
While communication between both parents is essential for planning summertime activities and getaways, it’s also important for your child to maintain communication with the other parent.
- Enjoy the outdoors.
You don’t have to brave the crowds at theme parks and other attractions to enjoy the great outdoors. Good ideas include:
- Selecting one or several of the great hiking destinations in San Diego
- Taking your child fishing (There are two days, July 6 and August 31 when no fishing license is required by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife)
- Most children love to see things grow, so start a garden together with either some cheap plants or seed packets
- Get your child’s input.
Keep in mind that it’s your child’s summer vacation, too, and one of the last things you want to do is take them somewhere they really do not want to go. Get their input for what they’d like to do this summer, then start looking for places that offer those things.
If you’re considering divorce in San Diego, call the Men’s Legal Center.
We hope you and your family have a wonderful summer.
Remember, though, if you or someone you know is considering divorce, the San Diego divorce lawyers at the Men’s Legal Center have a well-earned reputation for helping Californians prepare for their post-divorce lives.