The term "Parenting Plan" may sound dreadful to some because it may bring about a sense of failure. Many people think once a parenting plan is necessary, you can no longer work together as parents for the best interest of your children - which is why you should think of a parenting plan as setting the expectations for your children and each other - not as something that signifies a breakdown in your relationship.
What is a "Parenting Plan"?
A parenting plan is an agreement regarding the schedule, care, custody, and control of your minor children. Parenting plans usually address holidays and special days, exchange times, methods of exchange, child support, special considerations, and the rights of each parent.