I have written a new article for DivorcedMoms.com. It’s entitled, “Divorce Rituals Can Help Your Kids Navigate the Holidays.”
Being divorced during the holidays can be really difficult for you and your children, especially during that first year after the divorce. You have an obligation to help your kids move forward and deal with the fact that their parents just got divorced. The holidays are a time that children want to be around their family. It can take some time to get adjusted to not having their parents together. You need to try to keep things comfortable for them as you navigate your ex and keep a peaceful and festive atmosphere around your home.
Whether you’re getting along or not with your ex at this time, the interests of your kids comes first. They will want to see their cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents on both sides as they have always done on the holidays. So you need to communicate with your ex about making the time as stress free as possible – Christmas Eve with one parent, Christmas day with the other, etc. The goal is to make the holidays as smooth, fun and comfortable as possible for the kids.
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