You must use a parenting calendar to create and/or share a parenting schedule with a connected co-parent or third party. If you do not have a Parenting Calendar in your list of calendars, go to How do I add a Parenting Calendar? and then proceed with the instructions below.
To create a summer break schedule using a parenting calendar:
- Select the calendar icon.
2. Select the icon.
Select “Parenting Calendar” or a child’s parenting calendar (i.e. “Dylan – Parenting Calendar”) to use for the summer break schedule you want to create. You will be able to merge this parenting schedule with another child’s parenting calendar in a later step if more than one child applies to the parenting schedule you want to create.
AppClose will automatically create a parenting calendar for each child (i.e. Dylan – Parenting Calendar) when a parenting schedule is applied to a child in your circle for the first time. Parenting calendars for each child can be found in your list of calendars.
If at any point in time you choose to create an additional parenting schedule (i.e. summer break, holidays, etc.) that applies to more than one child in your circle, simply choose one child’s parenting calendar, create the parenting schedule you want, and apply it to other children in a later step. The parenting schedule you created will automatically merge for any other children selected for that parenting schedule. The same applies to swap days requests. This gives you the ability to easily merge new information for multiple children or only apply it to one child at a time depending upon your situation.
Press the orange (+) sign to create a parenting schedule.
Select “Parenting Schedule”.
- Select the co-parent to whom this parenting schedule will apply. If it applies to both parents, select the co-parent with whom you wish to begin.
2. Click the orange arrow to proceed.
- Select the child(ren) to whom this parenting schedule will apply.
- Optional: If you would like to share this parenting schedule with a co-parent or a third party select “Share with”. *You cannot share a parenting schedule with a non-connect co-parent or third party.
- Optional: Select with whom you want to share this parenting schedule. You can share a parenting schedule with more than one person.
- Press the orange arrow to proceed.
- Select “Summer Break” to create a summer break schedule.
*You have the ability to create more than one parenting schedule, but you can only create one type of schedule at a time. Create your most commonly used parenting schedule first, followed by your summer parenting schedule and then any holiday parenting schedules. Summer parenting schedules will override common parenting schedules (i.e. 1st, 3rd, 5th, 2-2-3, etc.), but holiday parenting schedules will override both common parenting schedules and summer parenting schedules. You can use a custom schedule to create any type of parenting schedule with the option to override any parenting schedule currently in place.
- Press the orange arrow to proceed.
Select the date period for this summer break schedule.
Enter the pick-up and drop off times for this summer break schedule.
Optional: Choose a repeat option if this applies to your summer break schedule.
Select “Create” when finished.
Your parenting time will be underlined in the color chosen for this parenting calendar. Your co-parent’s parenting time will be underlined in gray.
Once a parenting schedule has been shared with a connected co-parent or third party, the recipient’s calendar will display a “Merge” message. The recipient will then need to choose the parenting schedule(s) he/she agrees to accept from the calendars available. If the recipient has already set up a parenting schedule, his/her parenting schedule will be deleted and substituted with any accepted calendars.