Child Well-Being is Always Top Priority
Parents often carry different family knowledge and duties as part of their parenting routine
When families split, those responsibilities can stop being shared
A dangerous ‘information vacuum’ can take place
Handling finances is becoming more balanced, but still dominated by the father
According to a recent study by UBS Wealth Management
56% of married women said they leave the financial decision making for the husband.
85% of married women who stay out of long-term financial decisions believe their spouses know more about financial matters
98% of divorcees and widows would advise other women to take an active role in finances now
But, for child care relating to medical matters – mom rules
Several studies indicate that the mother usually is the better or main organizer of children’s information and co-ordinator of children’s medical and dental routines.
One study shows that moms take their kids to the doctor about 90% of the time.
Another study even explains that there is a potential genetic link to parents taking on these specific roles in the family.
When families separate, shared responsibilities which were originally split, can become fragmented.
Information usually held by one parent, isn’t shared effectively, or properly retained by the other parent.
When it comes to medical information, vitals, and allergy information – anything that is missing or is hard to find, can pose a danger.
The Number One Reason to Use a Co-Parenting App
Storing, Sharing and Accessing Children’s ‘Vitals’
Having a common place where kids clothing sizes, prescriptions, blood-type and most importantly allergy and medical information, can reduce the risk of one-parent not having the right information at very important times.
Finding a common space to store, share and easily update children’s vital information should be a priority.
When sharing allergy information, provide all details of all allergies. One parent may have gotten used to saying ‘my son has a nut allergy’ without having a full grasp of all of the food allergens involved.
Update and share the information regularly. Discuss and share ‘what to do’ scenarios if appropriate.
The ‘vitals’ information should be available on any mobile device at the touch of a button.
Parents should practice accessing this information on their app of choice periodically – as app designs, and accessibility may change over time.
Taking these simple pre-emptive steps can make the difference of managing an emergency properly
Do your homework, find a common co-parenting app that offers a place to store vitals and other important information.
Share with your co-parent
Update information regularly
If your child has unique medical or other information, letting one’s pride get in the way of using common tools with your co-parent to share that information accurately – simply isn’t worth the risk.
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