Tips for Successful Parenting During the Holidays

Here are a few tips on how to coordinate visitation between parents over the holidays:

Be respectful – For the sake of the children, divorced parents should try to be respectful of one another and try not to argue in front of the children. This will help to create more positive and lasting holiday memories for the kids.

Be willing to compromise
– With everyone’s busy schedules, plans are bound to change. In order to create pleasant holiday memories and do what is in the best interest of the children, both parents should be flexible and be willing to compromise when it comes to setting a holiday visitation schedule.

Establish a tradition – In an effort to avoid conflict, it may be best to establish a tradition that can be followed regularly. For example, if one year the children spend Thanksgiving with one parent, they should spend Christmas with the other parent, and reverse the scenario the following year.

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