How to add the 3-4-4-3 Schedule AKA 60/40 Schedule to the Shared Calendar

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This schedule has a child spend three days with one parent, then four days with the other parent. Then it switches, with the child spending four days with the first parent, followed by 3 days with the other parent.

 

This schedule would consist of four Repeating Event Series; two for Parent A and two for Parent B, with each Event Series set to repeat every other week.

 

Each parent will need one three-day event and one four-day event.

 

Follow the steps below to create the 3-4-4-3 AKA 60/40 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 three-day Event Series)
  6. Select an "End Date" (ex: Last day of Parent A's three-day Event Series)
  7. Select a "Start Time" and an "End Time"
  8. Toggle "Repeat this event?" and enter how often this event repeats (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"

 

Use steps 1-11 to create Parents A's two Repeating Event Series; the first one for three days and the second one for four days.

 

Then you will repeat steps 1-11 to add Parent B's two Repeating Event Series, the first one for four days and the second one for three days.

 

 

Example - website view:

In the example below, Parent A's first three-day event repeats every other Sunday through Tuesday, followed by Parent B's four-day event that repeats every other Wednesday through Saturday. Parent A's four-day event repeats every other Sunday through Wednesday, followed by Parent B's three-day event that repeats every other Thursday through Saturday.

 

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The process to create this schedule when signed in on the TalkingParents mobile app will be very similar, with a few slight variations.

 

Follow the steps below to create the 3-4-4-3 AKA 60/40 Schedule while using the mobile app:

 

  1. From the Calendar section of your account, select the "+" icon in the top right-hand corner 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 three-day Event Series)
  6. Select an "End Date" (ex: Last day of Parent A's three-day Event Series)
  7. Select a "Start Time" and an "End Time"
  8. Toggle "Repeat" and enter how often this event occurs (for this schedule, select "Weekly") then click "Next"
  9. From the drop-down under "Repeats every", select "2 Weeks", and then click "Next"
  10. Under "Stop repeating", select "Never" and 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"

 

Use steps 1-11 to create Parents A's two Repeating Event Series; the first one for three days and the second one for four days.

 

Then you will repeat steps 1-11 to create Parent B's two Repeating Events, the first one for four days and the second one for three days.

 

 

Example - mobile app view:

In the example below, Parent A's first three-day event repeats every other Sunday through Tuesday, followed by Parent B's four-day event that repeats every other Wednesday through Saturday. Parent A's four-day event repeats every other Sunday through Wednesday, followed by Parent B's three-day event that repeats every other Thursday through Saturday.

 

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