December brings colder weather – some of us even welcome the snow – but don’t let your current family situation become bitter this holiday season. Holidays can be stressful especially if you are going through, or are already divorced or separated, but, it’s this time of the year when putting your differences aside is the best gift you can give to your children.
Before you push to have your children with you over the holidays and school recess stop and think about what is really feasible. If you don’t have the time to take off from work then consider letting your ex take the kids over break. Having them for the sake of having them on a piece of paper and then leaving them with a babysitter or another family member isn’t truly in anyone’s best interest.
Another thing to consider is what you have done in the past. Are there traditions that you have created, special family gatherings that are more significant than others? Is a big Christmas Eve dinner something your side of the family always does? Then maybe allow your ex to take the kids on Christmas Day.
The best way to approach the Holiday Season is to address it ahead of time and to remember that no matter what your feelings are for each other, you always want to protect your children and make everything as painless and stress-free as possible.
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