The end of summer vacation is around the corner. For children in Jefferson, Colorado, following summer's end is another school year filled with homework, projects and different school activities. Unfortunately, some children are experiencing more than just the back-to-school blues. There are many children struggling to adjust with their parent's divorce.

Facing significant life changes such as divorce can be difficult for children amidst the new school year. Besides the fact that their parents will be living separately, the exchange between two houses regarding parenting time and visitations can be challenging. However, there are ways to lessen the stress of child custody arrangements for children with divorced parents as the upcoming new school year approaches.

First, parents can create a plan that will specify how the child will see or visit each parent during the school year. The plan may include anything from specifying the two different bus routes for the child to what should be packed when the child visits the other parent. To remain consistent in their plan, the priorities and responsibilities of both parents in the child custody arrangement should be clear.

Communication between parents plays a big factor in the child's transition during divorce. If the divorced couple is having a hard time speaking personally to each other, they may use technology such as an online calendar to check the child's schedule regarding activities and events they have to attend. A shared online calendar would be accessible to both parents, allowing them to check it from time-to-time. And because spending time with a child comes with expenses, both parties should address costs as well. It is up to them how they will both share and keep track of those expenses.

Source: Huffingtonpost, "5 Back to School Strategies for Divorced or Divorcing Parents," Cheryl and Joe Dillon, Aug. 11, 2014

Source: Huffingtonpost, "5 Back to School Strategies for Divorced or Divorcing Parents," Cheryl and Joe Dillon, Aug. 11, 2014