The beginning of a new year is upon us. It is a time for reflection and review, in which many people stop to think about what is or, more accurately, what isn't working in their lives. Then, they make a promise to change it.
In the fast-paced, global world we live in today, many jobs require that you travel to another city, state or even country. Sales consultants, pilots, recruiters, archaeologists, geologists, travel writers, reporters, auditors, photographers... the list is endless.
Becoming a parent can be both a terrifying and incredibly exciting moment for a lot of fathers. Though you may be saying goodbye to a lot of your free time --not to mention being able to sleep in on the weekends -- you may be like so many who can't help but marvel at your newfound responsibilities. You may even be eager to start.
Whether you're just starting divorce proceedings or have been separated from your former spouse for months, you will have to approach the subject of child custody and a visitation schedule somewhere down the road. How you approach these negotiations can mean the difference between creating an amicable parenting plan and a contentious legal battle before a judge.
If you are a parent of a school age child, then he or she is either excited to return to school in a few short weeks or bummed that the summer has ended. Whatever is the case for you, you can bet a new school year will bring about plenty of changes to your child's schedule - changes you should probably consider now, especially if you're a divorced parent.