This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Congratulations! Your order qualifies for free shipping You are $59 away from free shipping | your purchase supports kids with cancer

How to Use a Magnetic Co-Parenting Calendar: Tips and Strategies for Managing Your Child's Schedule

Help Kids Cope with Divorce

As a divorced parent, you know how difficult it can be for your child to navigate the challenges of split custody and shifting routines. With conflicting schedules, miscommunications, and other challenges, it can be hard for your child to feel secure and supported during this difficult time. But with the right tools and strategies, you can help your child cope with the challenges of divorce and promote a sense of stability and predictability.

One tool that can be particularly helpful for supporting your child during times of transition and change is a magnetic co-parenting calendar.

A magnetic co-parenting calendar is a visual representation of your child's daily schedule, with magnets used to indicate the various activities and tasks that make up your child's day.

While many parents recognize that managing the co-parenting schedule can be hard for the parents, this approach is used for the children.

Co-parenting apps like Our Family Wizard are popular for parents to keep you and your co-parent can stay on the same page and ensure that your child's schedule is consistent and well-organized. But the kids can't see apps on your phone.

magnetic co-parenting calendar, on the other hand, is a valuable tool for supporting your child during times of transition and change.

By using the calendar to prepare your child for upcoming transitions and changes in routine, you can help your child understand what will happen and when, and can reduce anxiety and promote a sense of control and predictability. And by using the calendar to track your child's progress and stay on schedule, you can help your child feel more in control and less anxious, and can promote a sense of stability and security.

In this blog post, we'll discuss how to use a magnetic co-parenting calendar and provide tips and strategies for supporting your child during times of transition and change. Whether you're a divorced parent looking for a better way to manage your child's schedule, or you're simply looking for a tool that can help your child cope with the challenges of divorce, a magnetic co-parenting calendar is worth considering.

To use a magnetic co-parenting calendar effectively, there are a few key steps that divorced parents can follow. Here are some tips and strategies for managing your child's schedule and coordinating your co-parenting efforts using a magnetic calendar:

  1. Create a detailed schedule of your child's activities and tasks. The first step in using a magnetic co-parenting calendar is working with your child to create a detailed schedule of your child's activities and tasks. This schedule should be as specific and detailed as possible, and should include all of the child's major activities, such as school and extracurricular activities. A daily routine chart is also helpful for tasks and routines, such as homework and bedtime, and can make behavioral issues much easier.

  2. Use magnets to indicate the various activities and tasks on the magnetic calendar. Once you have created a detailed schedule of your child's activities and tasks, you can use magnets (we have magnets with interchangeable, reusable stickers for every activity under the sun!) to indicate the various activities and tasks on the magnetic calendar. 

  1. Place the magnetic calendar in a prominent location where it can be easily accessed and referred to throughout the day. Once you have created your child's schedule and marked it on the magnetic calendar, you can place the calendar in a prominent location where it can be easily accessed and referred to throughout the day. This might be on the refrigerator, in the child's bedroom, or in another location where the calendar can be easily seen and used.

  2. Refer your child back to the calendar. Kids ask a lot of questions, and referring them back to the calendar by saying things like, "You can tell me when the play date is - go check your calendar!" This helps kids develop a sense of autonomy and independence. In addition to reminding them that the calendar exists, this method also teaches them vital time management and planning skills, and can ensure that they are completing their tasks and activities in a timely and efficient manner.

  3. Use the calendar to prepare your child for transitions and changes in routine. Many kids benefit from advance notice and preparation when it comes to transitions and changes in routine. You can use your magnetic co-parenting calendar to prepare your child for these changes, by showing them the upcoming transition and the new routine using the magnets on the calendar. This can help your child understand what will happen and when, and can reduce anxiety and promote a sense of control and predictability.

Overall, a magnetic co-parenting calendar can be a valuable tool for divorced parents who are trying to help their children cope with parental separation. By following these tips and strategies, you can use your magnetic co-parenting calendar to manage your child's schedule and support your child during times of transition and change.