When parents separate or divorce in California, their divorce takes a toll on their kids. One of the ways it does this is by affecting the amount of time children can spend with their parents. Sometimes, third-party supervision requirements drastically impact a parent’s time with their children.
Getting the most out of supervised visitation requires advanced preparation. It requires a parent to prepare physically and mentally.
Seeing their child only according to a strict schedule and under the supervision of a stranger can take a mental toll on a parent, regardless of whether they agree with supervised visitation. It can be challenging for a noncustodial parent, especially one who is paying child support, to keep their emotions under control while visiting with their child. However, one of the best things a parent can do in this circumstance is commit to making the most of their time with their child.
They must know the schedule for supervised visits and commit to being at each visit on time. This means ensuring you have enough time for the commute to arrive at the supervised visitation on time. It could also mean scheduling some downtime after the visit so that the supervised visit does not seem rushed and stressful because you need to get to your next appointment.
Making visitation fun
Going to supervised visitation sessions with fun ideas in mind can increase the excitement you and your child feel. You want supervised visitation to be enjoyable for your child. Do things like play games or crafts. Consider what is in your child’s best interests and find activities you can enjoy together
Supervised visitation can be hard on parents and children. However, with proper preparation and putting forth the effort to make it fun, it is still possible for parents and children to bond under the circumstances.