The daily planner plans out a schedule for the next day.
The weekly planner plans out a schedule for the upcoming week.
The monthly planner plans out a schedule for the entire month.
The Science of Planning
Input new task in your planner
Write task down on future day's list
Sync your tasks and planner with your co-parent.
Fulfill the task on the day assigned
Reschedule tasks that remain incomplete. Resync task with co-parent as well.
Complete all tasks. Set reoccuring tasks to create a routine.
Needs of the Child
Your parenting schedule should fulfill the physical, emotional, and social needs of your child.
You should include a parenting plan that incorporates the ideas of both parents for workable ease and low conflicts.
You should include schedule provisions and rules to help your parenting time schedule run more smoothly.
Your parenting schedule must comply with your state's custody guidelines or the court will not accept it.
Review your planner once in the morning to review what things need to be accomplished. Then review it again at night to reorganize anything that didn't get accomplished for another day.
Commit to doing a 7 day review; And a 30 day review; And a 3 month review; And a 6 month review. And an 12 month review. These reviews are a perfect time to periodically check to see where you are with your goals.
Learn to priority what is immediate and what can wait. Experts suggest dividing a to-do list into three sections: (1) those things that need to be taken care of immediately, (2) those that can get done anytime during the week, and (3) those that are long-term or ongoing projects.
Put everything into your planner – names, dates, numbers, budgets, goals, appointments. This is your command center. Nothing should escape your planner. Your planner is also a good place to jot down notes and ideas.
Sync your daily planner with a large, centrally located calendar. This calendar should list each family member’s extracurricular activities as well as any major events for school and home. Use a different color for each member of the family. Have one person be in charge of the calendar and check in with everyone each night to confirm the next day’s schedule. Have your co-parent record relevant activities from the family calendar into their planner so that everyones schedule is synchronized.