Just curious if anyone had a policy or procedure on how to handle children of divorced parents.
If one parent is the one who brings the child, that is the household/family that we put the child in. The other parent is set with a relationship of Parent and a second relationship of Can CheckIn (if applicable). Our emailing of parents includes both the "household" parent and the "Can CheckIn" parent. Various reports, security measures, etc. have been modified to include that second parent when there aren't any official "no contact" legal documents. With that "Can CheckIn" relationship, the second parent is included in on everything as if they were all in the same "household" (family). Every situation is unique. We have some parents who are divorced and have joint custody but both attend. In that case, we just had to arbitrarily pick one household for the child to be in, but both parents are communicated with and listed equally everywhere that something is printed, emailed, etc.
Yep, this is what we do as well. I have a link on the tag details page that goes to a Parents of Tag members page. This page lists parents plus the relationship types specified in the query for all the people in the that tag (or in any tag below!). It's like a very advanced "List" that you can run on any tag with one click. This has been an immensely useful tool for us.
The queries and installation instructions are in my google drive folder: https://goo.gl/gUwx7P / Erik's Stuff / Child Tag Pages. If you have trouble accessing, just let me know.
I have seen some put parent emails on the kids records, so you would send an email to a class of kids and it would go to the parents. I have been advising against this as it's harder to maintain those emails when they change, and the tool above makes this unnecessary.
I went to a Rock demo workshop a few months ago at CITN and found it interesting how differently they handle this. A kid can totally be a member of multiple households. I'm not sure if I like this better. Seems confusing. In my experience there has been a primary parent that we happen to see more and communicate with and another that may or may just want to just be in the loop, so we use the relationship type for them.