A more comprehensive and detailed parenting plan will help parents avoid future battles so that parenting disagreements will not escalate into conflicts. Like a peace treaty, a good parenting plan cannot anticipate every possible conflict, but it can identify likely issues and provide a roadmap for handling issues that are not easily resolved.
Ann Buscho, PhD
Ann Buscho, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in family issues and issues related to divorce, parenting, parenting planning, and co-parenting counseling. She has professional and personal experience in nesting, co-parenting, step-parenting, and single-parenting issues. She has presented widely at state and national conferences for attorneys, mental health professionals, and divorce financial professionals on collaborative divorce, forgiveness practices, and consensual dispute resolution. Dr. Buscho is also a co-founder of a residential treatment program for traumatized emergency responders and their families where she volunteers regularly. A graduate of Stanford University and the California Graduate School of Psychology, she has raised six children and lives in San Rafael, California. www.drannbuscho.com