How to add the 2-2-5-5 Schedule to the Shared Calendar

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This schedule has a child spending two days with one parent, then two days with the other parent, followed by five days with the first parent, and then five days with the second parent. The benefit of this schedule is that each parent can have a custody weekend.

 

This schedule will consist of four Repeating Event Series; two for Parent A and two for Parent B. Each Parent will have one two-day event and one five-day event. All the events will be set to repeat every other week.

 

Follow the steps below to create the 2-2-5-5 Schedule 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 two-day Event Series)
  6. Select an "End Date" (ex: Last day of Parent A's two-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"

 

Example - website view:

In the example below, Parent A has a two-day event set to repeat every other Monday and Tuesday, followed by Parent B's two-day event set to repeat every other Wednesday and Thursday. Then, Parent A has a five-day event that repeats every other Friday through Tuesday, followed by Parent B's five-day event that repeats every other Wednesday through Sunday.

 

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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 2-2-5-5 Schedule 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 two-day Event Series)
  6. Select an "End Date" (ex: Last day of Parent A's two-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", then click "Next"
  10. If you do not want the event series to 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"

 

Example - mobile app view:

In the example below, Parent A has a two-day event set to repeat every other Monday and Tuesday, followed by Parent B's two-day event set to repeat every other Wednesday and Thursday. Then, Parent A has a five-day event that repeats every other Friday through Tuesday, followed by Parent B's five-day event that repeats every other Wednesday through Sunday.

 

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