The holidays present a unique challenge for parents who have recently gone through a divorce. Children might be unsure of what is going to happen and might act out because of this. We know that it is hard to think of your children struggling right now. Speaking to your children to find out what they need for the holidays and beyond might be beneficial.
When you speak to your children, you might need to think about the deeper meaning of what they are saying. Some children might not know how to express their feelings. Instead, they might only be able to speak about a situation. Try to figure out what’s really going on.
Your children probably grew up following a specific holiday plan. Maybe you were always at your family’s gathering on Christmas Eve and your spouse’s family gather on Christmas Day. Now that you are divorced, there might not be any need to change that. Your children can still follow the same schedule as always. We will work with you to come up with a parenting time schedule.
Trying to keep things consistent can help your children to thrive. This is true during the holidays but it also helps throughout the year. If things aren’t always going to be fully consistent, be sure to let them know what they have coming up so they can prepare.
Because there are many variables that come with raising children after a divorce, you should make sure that you have the child custody order in place. These orders provide an outline for how the situation will be handled. This can prove valuable if there are ever disagreements between you and your ex. We can help you to work out these terms in a way that puts your children first.