How to add the Alternating Weeks AKA 50/50 Schedule to the Shared Calendar

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Alternating Weeks, AKA the 50/50 schedule, is one of the easiest to input into the Shared Calendar. This schedule has a child spend one week with one parent and the next week with the other parent and then alternates each week.

 

To create this schedule, parents will need to create two Repeating Event Series; one for Parent A and one for Parent B. Each series would be set to repeat every other week.

 

Follow the steps below to create the Alternating Weeks Schedule while using the website:

 

  1. From the Calendar section of your account, select the green "+" icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen
  2. Select the "Category color" (This step is optional but useful for customizing events on the calendar. Please note: your co-parent will not be able to see the colors you have chosen for your events)
  3. Enter the "Event Name" (ex: Parent A)
  4. Under "Event Details", enter any notes regarding the event (optional)
  5. Select a "Start Date" (ex: First day of Parent A's Repeating Event Series)
  6. Select an "End Date" (ex: Last day of Parent A's Repeating Event Series)
  7. Select a "Start Time" and an "End Time"
  8. Toggle the "Repeat this event?" and enter how often you want the event to repeat (for this schedule, select "Weekly")
  9. From the drop-down under "Repeats every", select "Other week"
  10. Under "Stop Repeating Event", select "Never" (or you can enter a date that the event stops repeating by clicking "On date" and entering a specific date)
  11. Click "Create Event"

 

Example - website view:

In the example below, Parent A's seven-day event starts on a Sunday and ends on Saturday, and Parent B's seven-day event begins on Sunday the following week. Each Parent's event repeats every other week, causing the schedules to alternate.

 

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To make this schedule using the TalkingParents mobile app, the steps will be almost the same except for a few slight variations.

 

Follow the steps below to create the Alternating Weeks Schedule while using the mobile app:

 

  1. From the Calendar section of your account, select the "+" icon in the top right-hand of the screen
  2. Enter the "Event Name" (ex: Parent A)
  3. Under "Event Details", enter any notes regarding the event (optional)
  4. Select the "Category Color" (This step is optional but useful for customizing events on the calendar. Please note: your co-parent will not be able to see the colors you have chosen for your events)
  5. Select a "Start Date" (ex: First day of Parent A's Repeating Event Series)
  6. Select an "End Date" (ex: Last day of Parent A's Repeating Event Series)
  7. Select a "Start Time" and an "End Time"
  8. Toggle the "Repeat" and enter how often you want the event to occur (for this schedule, select "Weekly") then click "Next"
  9. Under "Repeats every", select "2 Weeks", then click "Next"
  10. Under "Stop repeating", select "Never", then click "Finish" (or you can enter a date that the event stops repeating by clicking "On date" and entering a specific date)
  11. Click "Create Event"

 

Example - mobile app view:

In the example below, Parent A's seven-day event starts on a Sunday and ends on Saturday, and Parent B's seven-day event begins on Sunday the following week. Each Parent's event repeats every other week, causing the schedules to alternate.

 

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