Divorce can be scary for children because of the uncertainty that it brings. As a child watches their parents yell at one another and fight over assets, they often have no way of knowing what comes next. It is obvious that the parents will no longer be living together, but what will happen to the child, themselves? How will the child's life continue now that their family ceases to exist? These are difficult questions for a child of any age to be confronted with and parents should therefore do everything in their power to provide their kids with a sense of stability following the divorce. Parents can accomplish this by creating and maintaining a routine visitation schedule. A visitation schedule that is followed consistently will take the mystery and fear out of a divorce, giving children more confidence as they move forward.
Everything seems to get better during the summer months. The weather brightens, temperatures increase, and an entire day can be spent lounging around the pool. For divorced people summer may be an especially happy time because it often brings increased opportunities for visitation with one's children. Children can visit more freely during the summer because their days are not rigidly structured around school. This flexibility often results in longer visitation time for the parent who ordinarily sees the children less. This parent could, for example, have the chance to spend a period as long as two months with their children during the summer.