Sharing time with your children between parents during the holidays can be tricky, stressful and create hard feelings. Your children often get the brunt of the emotions and stressors from their parents.
Depending on their ages, they could feel like they have to choose who they go with for the holiday vacation. And choosing one to go with makes your children anxious, depressed and very sad.
But when you and your spouse decide to divorce using the collaborative process, both of you work with many different divorce experts, such as lawyers, divorce coaches, financial neutrals and child specialists. The goal is to find an amicable solution that keeps the family intact without going to court.
Here are some suggestions we have for managing co-parenting during the upcoming holidays:
- When possible, plan ahead and share your schedule with the other parent
- Find workable solutions
- Keep your negative thoughts and feelings away from your children
- Children often can think out of the box – they come up with great ideas that we adults often can’t
- When one spouse has the children, they should not freeze out the other from any contact with the other parent
- Always put your children’s well-being and emotional health first
When you and the other parent of your children can come together as a family unit for the benefit of your children, great memories can be made, and a child can feel at peace.
Our team at Family Divorce Solutions is a group of well-respected, experienced and trained peacemaking attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolutions for everyone involved.
Contact us today to see how we can help you and your family navigate through the divorce process and create a holiday time sharing arrangement that is mutually agreeable for everyone involved, including your children!
For your divorce, you have a choice! You control the choices and the outcome.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.