Divorced fathers who share custody of their children have a lot to balance when it comes to co-parenting and sharing time. This is especially difficult when your children are school-aged. If your new home after your divorce is further from your children’s school than where you lived before, you may be thinking about relocating.
There are many reasons for doing this: too much time spent commuting, not enough neighborhood children near your new place, fewer opportunities for spontaneous play dates with school friends. It can all be exhausting.
However, one parenting coach suggests that moving may be a drastic option. If relocating will negatively affect your work commute or force you to move into a place your budget can’t afford, it may not be a good idea if the move is solely driven by your children’s social needs.
Instead, consider these alternatives that could help make the living situation easier to manage:
If there are other reasons to move closer to your children’s school, it is great to be closer to the places they spend their time and have friends. However, if that doesn’t make sense for your day-to-day needs, there are other options before taking this significant step.