One tool to assist you and your attorney in establishing your case as a primary care provider is a chart indicating the care you and your spouse have each provided for your child.  The clearer you are about the history of parenting; the better job your attorney can do in presenting your case to the judge.

Look at the activities in the chart to help you review the role of you and your spouse as care providers for your child.

Parental Roles Chart

1. Attended prenatal medical visits   
2. Attended prenatal class   
3. Took time off work after child was born   
4. Got up with child for feedings   
5. Got up with child when sick at night   
6. Bathed child   
7. Put child to sleep   
8. Potty-trained child   
9. Prepared and fed meals to child   
10. Helped child learn numbers, letters, colors, etc.   
11. Helped child learn to read  
12. Helped child with practice for music, dance lessons, sports  
13. Took time off work for child’s appointments  
14. Stayed home from work with sick child  
15. Took child to doctor visits  
16. Went to pharmacy for child’s medication  
17. Administered child’s medication  
18. Took child to therapy  
19. Took child to optometrist  
20. Took child to dentist  
21. Took child to get haircuts  
22. Bought clothing for child  
23. Bought school supplies for child  
24. Transported child to school  
25. Picked child up after school  
26. Drove car pool for child’s school  
27. Went to child’s school activities  
28. Helped child with homework and projects  
29. Attended parent-teacher conferences  
30. Helped in child’s classroom  
31. Chaperoned child’s school trips and activities  
32. Transported child to daycare  
33. Communicated with daycare providers  
34. Transported child from daycare  
35. Attended daycare activities  
36. Signed child up for sports, dance, music  
37. Bought equipment for sports, dance, music  
38. Transported child to sports, dance, music  
39. Attended sports, dance, music practices  
40. Attended sports games, dance recitals , music  
41. Coached child’s sports  
42. Transported child from sports, music, dance  
43. Know child’s friends and friends’ families  
44. Took child to religious education  
45. Participated in child’s religious education  
46. Obtained information and training about special needs of child  
47. Comforted child during times of emotional upset  



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