When divorcing Texas parents are creating a parenting plan together that dictates who the child will stay with and at what times, it's vital to consider the child or children's ages, life stages and temperaments. Obviously, a teenager's personality will be much different from a toddler's and your parenting plan should reflect this, as well as other factors relating to your children's stages of growth.
Let's consider babies and toddlers first. Infants and toddlers require frequent and regular contact with both parents. Young children do not have fully developed memories. As such, if an entire week passes between visitations, the baby or toddler could forget vital impressions and information about the other parent.