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Handling Disruptions to Pre-Planned Activities as Co-Parents

Remain Calm in the Face of Change

Life as a co-parent can be unpredictable. There are bound to be disruptions to pre-planned activities, changes in routine, and unexpected bumps in the road. It is important that both parents learn how to handle these disruptions calmly and effectively. In this blog, we will discuss some strategies for doing just that.

Remain Calm

Life is full of changes and disruptions. This is especially true for co-parents whose schedules are constantly in flux. When disruptions occur, it's important to remain calm and positive. Panicking or arguing will only make matters worse and could potentially damage the relationship you've built with your co-parent.

Many things in life are out of our control. The best we can do is try to roll with the punches and remain calm when disruptions occur. This is especially important for co-parents who need to work together to raise their children. By remaining calm and positive, you'll be setting a good example for your children and maintaining a good relationship with your co-parent.

Pivot in a New Direction

No matter how well you plan, changes that disrupt your pre-planned activities as co-parents will happen. It's important to be able to pivot in a new direction and adapt to the changes. This may mean adjusting your expectations or coming up with a new plan altogether. By being flexible, you can minimize the stress that disruptions cause and continue to work together as a team.

When changes occur, it's important for co-parents to communicate with each other about the new plan. This ensures that everyone is on the same page and knows what is expected of them. By working together, co-parents can minimize the disruptions caused by changes and continue to parent effectively.​


Disruptions to plans can cause tension and conflict, so it is important to communicate with your co-parent about changes as soon as possible. This will help minimize the stress of changes and allow for a smoother transition. If you have questions or concerns, be sure to voice them so that both of you are on the same page. Working together can help ensure that changes to your plans have as little impact as possible on your children.

Get Co-Parenting Help

When changes are big enough to require help, be sure to turn to the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions. Not only can we mediate any disagreements you and your co-parent have, but our co-parenting coach can work with you to improve your communication and enhance your overall co-parenting abilities.

Learn more about how we can help by calling us at (949) 558-2624 or by visiting us online.