Tips For Divorced Parents On How To Handle The Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, which can be special time of year. However, there are many families that have a difficult time during this special time of year, especially when they are in a new position, as they may be with a divorce or separation.

Here are some tips for parents on how to handle the holidays, making it more enjoyable for you and your children:

  • Avoid arguments. Whether it may be about with whom you child is spending the holidays, or an argument for any other reason, it is critical to ensure that you are avoiding these arguments at all costs. This will help to keep your child at ease and decrease any tensions that there may be.
  • Be flexible. Things don’t always happen the way we want them to, especially during the holidays. If plans do change, be sure to be open to these changes and be accommodating to your child’s needs.
  • Keep your child informed. One of the best ways to communicate with your child is by keeping open line of communication. Keep them involved and informed in your, and their plans.
  • Keep your child’s feelings in mind. Divorce can be extremely difficult for children, especially when they don’t understand. If your child expresses disinterest in spending time with you or their other parent, be sure to maintain a positive attitude and think about how his or her’s holiday plans may affect them.
  • Establish new traditions. It is hard to experience the holidays in a different way, but this does not have to be a negative experience. Make this an opportunity to establish new traditions, especially by giving them the opportunity to think of ways they may wish to celebrate the holidays with you.

The Cosley Law Office has been specializing in family and criminal law for more than 20 years. For more information, or help with your divorce or child custody issues, contact us today.

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