Spending time with your kids after a divorce is exciting, particularly when you are not the custodial parent. With the right measures, it’s possible to co-parent and raise your kids successfully with your ex.
However, it can be challenging to know how to spend time with them, especially in the beginning. The following highlights four parenting time activities to consider:
Hang out at home
When your children visit, hang out with them. Ask about school and assist them with homework and school projects. Besides, you can play games or draw pictures. It will also help to have a cookbook and try new recipes together. Further, you can watch a movie and read bedtime stories if they are younger.
Go to the park
The park is full of activities you can do with your kids. You can play running games, walk in nature, have a picnic or observe wildlife. Creating new games is another good idea for the park. Since other parents may be at the park with their kids, your children can make new friends.
Participate in your kids’ passions
Children are always passionate about something. Thus, you may participate in your kids’ passions when they visit. For instance, you can go to an art, dance, horse-riding, swimming or singing class together. If your child is passionate about science, you can do safe experiments at home. If you have more than one child, give each adequate time.
It is crucial to teach your kids the importance of giving back to the community. Therefore, you should take part in volunteering or charity activities with them. These include picking trash from the side of the road, donating items, walking/running/riding for charity or serving meals in a homeless shelter.
You need to make the most of parenting time. However, you and your ex-spouse should have a reliable plan for this to happen.